Erik Kessels – In Almost Every Picture 13: Attack of the Giant Fingers
Collected and edited by Erik Kessels, this selection of photos pays tribute to one of photography’s most common mistakes: part of the photographer’s hand appearing in frame. Stray fingers mar candid family snapshots, sunny beach holidays, visits to foreign cities, pristine landscapes and historic architecture alike, demonstrating just how prevalent this amateur accident has been since the advent of the handheld camera, right up into the digital age. At times humorous, the results can also be poignant, or even ominous, as a looming shadow threatens to engulf the subject. Towards the end of the book are the most extreme examples, where everything disappears in a fleshy blur.