A man, who became fascinated with hands following a handshake with the surgeon who saved his wife’s life, has created a series of pictures about the body part.
The unique pictures by Daniel Born, show the hands of people from all walks of life with many different jobs from a rock climber and a baker to a beauty therapist and a tattoo artist.
Daniel, from Johannesburg South Africa, was inspired to start the project following a handshake with his wife’s neurosurgeon.
He became fascinated by hands and their importance and has since taken dozens of images to add to his collection.
He said: “I started the series because I was curious to see how people’s hands depict the worlds they live in.
“My wife had a tumour removed two years ago and I remember very well the moment I shook the hand of the neurosurgeon, Dr Schalk Burger, before he went into the theatre.
“Her life was in her hands. His hands have saved hundreds of lives and I couldn’t stop thinking about that for some time after he successfully removed my wife’s tumour.
“I began photographing certain people’s hands as I came across them or heard about them from friends.”
“I find them fascinating.”