The "Hand" of Miles Davis (trumpet player)

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The Hand with its mysterious gesture, is a hand in action of the coolest jazz trumpet player Miles Davis!

It is not an original image as I thought, but it was inspired by a photograph of Irving Penn used on 1986 Davis's Album Tutu

Here is the original use!. The artist here is Rachel David (no relation to Davis), but I am not 100% sure.

I was asking originally, what does this the gesture means and the answers were thoughtful and surprising.

Try the gesture your self, I can not keep the ring finger strait!

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Comments (76)

malby on May 3, 2013

Superb :)

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on May 3, 2013

Very nice , like

Greetings , Radu .

AdanaMi. on May 3, 2013

Like, and love Miles Davis' music!

Best wishes, Ad.

Mircea_RAICU on May 7, 2013

...and VOTE now !

Tomros on May 10, 2013

Oh, you found it! thanks!

Lloret on May 15, 2013

very nice composition, LIKE

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on May 17, 2013

Superb !

Good luck !

I like it! My friendly greeting,Natuska

cjlin on May 29, 2013

Great. tks

Miroljub Todorović on May 30, 2013

Beautiful a "Hand".


Boskiamanita on July 25, 2013


Karl Eggenmüller on August 22, 2013

Hello Tomas,

I see the hand and hear his music! Great!!!

YS + Like

Best wishes from Germany,


Tomros on August 24, 2013

thanks Karl!

ch' caf' on January 6, 2014

A so famous trumpet player! Attractive grafitti! I like it! Best regards, Christian

Antoine Jasser on February 13, 2014

In many countries in the Middle East this equates to giving the finger to someone....
In this case and in our countries it is a good gesture...
Beautifully composed & captured...
L 56

Tomros on February 13, 2014

First I did not know what it means, but my research got me explanation!

JaPi on March 26, 2014

One more great photo and even a street art!
Greetings, JaPi

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 23, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2011/07/02 08:21:26
    • Exposure: 0.500s (1/2)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash