These are my left handed scissors. Growing up, my Dad had a nice pair of left handed scissors and I loved to use them. The pair I’m holding now was a birthday gift from many years ago from my parents, and using them reminds me of my appreciation for nice tools. International Left Handers day is a real thing.
Relabelling my devices and tools gives me great satisfaction.
It’s also a chance to clean everything with a towel and rubbing alcohol. Wiping away oil and dirt can make everything look fresh and new again.
Happy International Left Handers Day on Flickr. The scissors are left handed.
In college I took a class called Social Documentation. For the final project we were tasked to study and document something of interest. I chose to develop my story of what it’s like being left handed through studying and photographing specific environments and tools. We were also required to shoot with film cameras and in black and white.
I’ve unearthed photos from 2004 and present some of them today in honor of International Left Handers Day.
Left Handed Photography Project on Flickr.
A set of left handed scissors owned by my dad. Seems like he’s had these forever. What makes them different? The top handle is molded to fit the left hand and the left blade is on top. Using right handed scissors as a kid in the classroom can be very difficult.
Read about my Left Handed Photography Project for Social Documentation, UC Santa Cruz 2004.