Many of the actors and models that I hire have other sources of income to protect them from the ups and downs of creative work. These “day jobs” vary widely.
This subject, from a session in San Francisco, builds wearable devices that protect hands from repetitive stress injuries.
Carpal tunnel syndrome hit me hard about twenty years ago after I got my first imaging computer workstation. The malady became so bad that I had to switch to my left hand for using a mouse. That became a permanent change.
When I relayed this anecdote to my subject he said that my workaround was rather extreme but also effective. When I asked if I could do anything to protect my other hand, his suggestion was to practice repetitive serenity.
I wish I would have known that before getting the computer.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.