The events of life leave indelible marks on a person’s body, and we can definitely see so many traces of hard work and past events on someone’s hands.
Lebanese photographer Omar Reda emphasizes this concept in his photo series Hands: The Story of Life, where he documents cultures and traditions from all over the world, and tells the story of his subjects’ life through their hands. From the farmer’s soiled hands, to the mechanic’s greasy hands, every nitty gritty detail displays beauty that is beyond what the eyes can see. Scroll down to some of Reda’s work below and contemplate your way into the life each hand represents. Check out the rest of Reda’s work on Behance, on his website and on his Instagram account.