from Christmas

hand13hand14hand1hand2hand4hand5hand6hand8hand9hand10hand11hand25hand15 [From the top: making custard; washing hands after preparing the fire; my mother painting her nails; fixing time; raw prawns ready for cooking; Bucks Fizz about to be uncorked; slicing of brussel sprouts; unwrapping of gifts; carving the turkey; Skyping a far-away family member; pouring wine; cake to be eaten; toasting the New Year.]

On Christmas day, I took a series of photos documenting the tasks undertook by family members through close-ups of their hands. Through these photos, the modest moments of celebration and its preparation are revealed: the chopping of vegetables, the painting of fingernails, the clinking of glasses.

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