My agent called, and said that The Zill Company is searching for the right hand to be the first face of male finger cymbals. Apparently, they want to be the maiden firm in the burgeoning male belly dancing market by producing cymbals with enhanced tone, volume, and resonance ranges generated by the increased force customarily yielded by the digits of male dancers. I have no clue as to the validity of these claims of male dynamism so please don’t shoot the hand model (or do, if you’re a company looking for the perfect hand for your next campaign!).
Since they are looking for the inaugural face of male finger cymbals they don’t have packaging featuring a male hand yet. The female hand was however, very helpful in giving me inspiration for my personal interpretation of the hand character I would eventually portray in the shoot.
My photographer, Anton, decided to go with a bold, monochromatic vin rouge backdrop to bring out the moon-lit tones of my hand. We workshopped a few concepts before deciding to “peacock” my middle, ring, and pinky finger to highlight the duality of man through the raw power and grace of the male form.
I think it’s safe to say that we nailed it from both angles. Now, we wait….