I had been shooting for 5-6 years and a friend of a friend mentioned that drawing hands was one of the classic drawing/painting foundation studies and whether I had ever shot…jazz hands. Obviously there’s connotation in popular culture that makes it a little more fun.
Over the course of a few years I’d start to see if I could make some shots that way. It was a different challenge for me having shot so often and this project was a way to think differently about what I was shooting. For most instruments, the face is what produces the sound and when you remove that visual, it really changes what the photo has to say.