Hedi, you and i have something in common

Men's hands
but lean and soft.

The hand that never touched,
when you so expected it to

Truth flows from the mind; the hand transports it into being.

Remarkable hands, storied hands.
Hands, hands can build.
Hands can mold, shape, and speak.
Hands can grasp for the heavens, touch it and believe in the make believers

Heart and soul become one as fingers scrawl quickly, feverishly.

Hands live to caress and love.
Hands live to fight and die.
Forever living hands, forever exploring are hands.

(* Pieces of poem 'Hands' by Bruce Alan Humphrey)

All photography by Hedi Slimane.

Hedi Slimane and i actually have another thing in common.
More about that later.


Anonymous said...

this is one of my favourites of you post, i love his photography and of course Louis Garrel... I love the songs on your music player thingy - nouvelle vague, air, sigur ros, yarn tiersen are some of my favourites...sigh sigh!! I love you blog more and more eveyday.

Fifikoussout said...

nice !! :D

Fifikoussout said...

hands are a very important thing i look at in a man :)

Betsey said...

ooh stunning post.
i love mens hands.
this poem is lovely..and so are the photos.
thanks for yet another beautiful post!

Beba said...

beautiful dear (:

me too betsey!

Jillian Hobbs said...


actually literally JUST did a post from this months paris vogue!

Missa said...

"Truth flows from the mind; the hand transports it into being."

I like that :)

Awesome post Mila, perfect melding of poetry and imagery!

danica said...

Hmm, I too like men's hands :) They are an acceptably erotic body part. Hope all is well with you, dear Mila xo

Hila said...

haha, I agree Danica - you can also stare at men's hands without it looking too strange - other body parts are a little bit more taboo :)

Beautiful post Mila - I love this topic.

Skye said...

My husband's hands are strong and thick and not pretty at all - I don't think Hedi would like them - but they are beautiful to me. Nice to have a reason to reflect on those little things!

hokey said...

Such a pretty post!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today, I'm happy you found me too!

I have just started a second blog too!


Hollie x

ooohmaureen said...

mooie foto's :) x

..... said...

it's so poetic and touchin !! we have somethin in common too

Unknown said...

you have an affinity to find the most gorgeous collection of shots.

Nina said...

Truly beautiful Blog from imgaes to choice of music. What/who is this playing?

Susanna-Cole King said...

This is so beautifully, and hands are truly symbolic and powerful! Love the pictures and your words together... and the music on your page set the mood perfectly.

At first I thoughtt the first song playing was the same one from a commerical I love, though I don't think it is... but oh, I will share the commerical anyway, with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, because for a commerical, it is so beautiful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgu7tZtQLvc

Have a lovely day my dear! <3


Anonymous said...

hands remember - seabear

i love hands too. and your blog.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog recently, and this post compelled me to tell you I really like your blog.

The poem and pictures meld so beautifully together, it made me slow down and appreciate every line and every image.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful post, lovely girl. Let's touch hands and feel connected, love, Eefje

makemoremistakes said...

Mila. You and I are so alike in some ways!! I love hands, they are my favorite part of anyone's body, and I especially love men's hands. Thank you for the sweet sweet comments as always. I'm thinking of you!!

x's and o's

Belowen said...

Oh, those pictures are incredible!