There is a saying that the eyes are the mirror of the soul. And indeed, we can tell a lot if we look carefully in a person’s eyes, especially about emotions that are currently going through their hearts or mind, but maybe even a lot more. Portraits of people from various cultures subtly reflect the differences that occur between them cause their life paths have been different.
Photographer Omar Reda has noticed a very interesting fact; hands of people are telling the story as well. He started photographing hands and palms of people who are living in a different way, and differences are showing clearly on this unusual “hand portraits” series too.
If the eyes tell us a lot about emotions, hands and palms can tell us a lot especially about people’s hard work. In the gallery below you can see palms of a tribal boy, farmer girl, baker, holy man, driver… and notice obvious differences. Reda travelled through many different countries meeting and photographing people he met in tribes, villages, and cities.