Instead of being another traditional collection of portraits, the Gary Schneider Handprints series captures the individuality and identity of its subjects by only focusing on the marks left behind by their hands.
The shapes and sizes of the hands change with each photo and no two people have the same fingerprints and lines going across their palms, so each image truly represents the uniqueness of the individual. The most intriguing aspect of this series is that none of these photographs were taken using a camera. In fact, they were created by the sweat and heat imprints of the hands on film emulsion.
The Gary Schneider Handprints series captures the essence of the individual, showing expression and diversity through the marks left behind by the subjects.