Worker's gloves…I love shooting them. There is something about the symbolic meaning of the palm, or back of these discarded, or lost gloves (I find them all on the road, or in parking lots, etc.) that gives them a narrative all of their own – they don't need to be in context of any other object, or location.
Generally, with advertising still life's anyway, that 'symbolic meaning' qualifies the product giving it an 'exchange value.' Ergo, you wanna buy it. But the connotation here is intrinsic suggesting hard work, long days, overtime, and other concepts associated with those that need to wear gloves – serious heavy duty gloves – for their labor.
I have never found a pair, only finding one or the other glove. However, here you see a right and a left glove, both mine, and both from mountain bike racing. I include them, as a suggestion to serious work of a bicycle racer. These gloves are old, and I've worn them until just last week having bought them in the middle '90's. Yes, the middle 1990's! When they were new, I was a serious racer, training hard, and contemplating making racing a career.