Ô les mains: photographic mutations. Hands are the center of this spectacular photographic project by Babak Hosseiny and Jeffrey Vanhoutte, but not only eaven the philosophy and the idea of manipulation, not only photographs but of the human body.
Babak Hosseiny is a multimedia artist and Jeffrey Vanhoutte a photographer, both belgians, they met and have created the project entitled Ô les mains based on previous studies of philosophy. For the accuracy the study by Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Hands are undisputed protagonists. Control, deform and push and stretch. Come from unexpected points of the human body, also instead of genitals, and force the subject to come to terms with a form of control out of control.
Here's what they say of their work:
The original idea for this project was conceived around a decade ago after reading this philosophical statement by Wittgenstein.
From this point onwards Babak Hosseiny imagined a series of drawings of situations where hands are no longer only hands, but become the physical embodiments of the obstacles, wishes or fears of the individual.
A few years later Babak met Jeffrey with whom he shared his ambition to bring this project to life using photography to reinforce the impact of the images created. Jeffrey was won over by the idea and brought his sensitivity and mastery of photography to the project, which lead to the creation of a series of around ten images.
Ô les mains: photographic mutations