Holding On

The Holding On photographic series was created over a six month period during 2012 and 2013.  Whenever I found myself standing inside a train unable to sit down or lean against the wall, I would grab one of the handles that hangs above on almost all Japanese trains. Whenever that happened, I would take a photograph of my hand holding the handle. I created composite digital photographs using a range of variables to select the images I would merge together. This photograph and other photographs from the series explore the forgetting and blending of all these moments of holding on.

© Arthur j huang 2017