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A Tiny Step for Hands, A Giant Leap for Man
Zach Vitale didn’t set out to become a meme creator. And even if he had, it’s unlikely he could have predicted that meme would involve hundreds of tiny hands. He was your average photography grad, working at a Boston studio and spending his days retouching waify models for an online retail site. But he often found himself bored and unoccupied when his coworkers would go out to smoke without him.
So he gave himself a project: make one of the model’s hands tiny while they were gone. Have a good laugh. Get back to work. Repeat. Three years later — and with a hand from James Weinberg and Bob O’Connor — One Tiny Hand was born, shrinking palms on everyone from Miss Piggy to Jay-Z.
What’s the strangest thing about making tiny hands?
Everyone’s hands seem huge now! It’s like the whole world is walking around with catcher’s mitts on.