The book has been posted out to all who pre-ordered and we've been getting some lovely feedback.
"A really rich selection of actions and identities."
Annie Rapstoff, artist
"I'm so blown away by the illuminating writing and thinking about hands touch bodies creativity and making brought together here. And by how Cally's stunning hand portraits embody the life of the hand in our artist lives. Each photograph by Cally is an insight into the tactile inner worlds of making. I'm also somehow so moved by this book. By our togetherness in it. Our single body with multiple hands like so many feelers reaching out to touch the world and be touched by it."
Salma Ahmad Caller, artist
"Cally's photographs are full of character, of the artist herself and of the artists whose hands she has photographed, and tell us something poignant, significant, and new about artists' hands." (Philip Lee, artist)
"The book is full of surprising, clearly carefully thought-out images, and I can see why you describe the photographs as having been 'made' rather than 'taken'. My favourite images/texts were those of your hands, Tony Moody, and Katrin Gaska (I love explosions of colour when done well). My award for the perfect text goes to the words by Steve Perfect, who knows how to startle and evoke, rather than merely describe."
Michèle Nayman, novelist and journalist
" ... so many rich imaginative sort of mini performances captured."
John McDowall, artist
"What a splendid collection of images and thoughts about hands. Each page unique in its originality."
Malgorzata Bialokoz Smith, artist
"Glorious! Magical images and such a good design."
Julia Maddison, artist
"... lovely handfuls of words, photos and insights."
Stephen Guy, artist
"It's rich in images, experiences, perspectives and stories."
Ahmed Farooqui, artist
"The book is superbly put together; so well thought through in every way."
Guy Tarrant, artist