Ô les mains is a photo series by multimedia artist Babak Hosseiny and photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte (previously) featuring models posed with hands fused to their bodies in unexpected places. In the project statement, the opening line from On Certainty by Ludwig Wittgenstein is listed as the inspiration: “If you do know that here is one hand, we’ll grant you all the rest.”
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.
photos by Babak Hosseiny and Jeffrey Vanhoutte