Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
I can’t believe it is finally all coming to fruition. If you’re in The Bay Area Thursday night, stop in and say “Hi”.
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
Even as I type this, Bloodwork:Bodies is on the press. I can’t wait until October.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
I had the humbling experience of seeing proofs of Bloodwork: Bodies when I was in San Jose last weekend. Seeing something tangible for the first time after almost two years of hard work was exciting to say the least. I can’t wait until this thing is out.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
I know I’ve been neglecting my blog lately. I’m in the thick of post production on the BloodWork:Bodies book and have had zero time for much else. I did sneak out to do this quick magazine shoot with The Simmons Family in Whittier.
I have a bunch of stuff I want to get up here, including film from all my recent travels and a couple of art projects I made, but it’s going to be a trickle until the book is done. Stay tuned.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
The Japan portion of Bloodwork:Bodies is on the downslide. For the most part, photography from The Floating World is complete and I’m preparing to head to San Jose and run the home stretch of the project’s production phase. Shooting this book has been a major focus for the last year and a half; and while I relish the day when my life and time are once again my own, the conclusion will still be bitter sweet…
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
I’ve been bouncing around Japan the last few days photographing more tats for the Bloodwork:Bodies book. Masa has been kind enough to do the driving. His hand are always at 2 and 12 and his eyes focused like a laser on the road ahead.
Monday, February 7th, 2011
Adrian put together this cool little video from our mission out to NYC last year photographing for the upcoming Bloodwork:Bodies book. Check it out full screen!
Monday, January 31st, 2011
As final preparations are made to take the Bloodwork:Bodies photoshoot show to The Land Down Under, I am reminded of the simple invention that allows the wearers of the tattoos I’m photographing some modicum of modesty. I speak, of course of the 14 inch wide, 8 foot long Fundoshi. I myself am not a fan of ancient Japanese underwear. I tried one on once and it’s just not for me. Adrian and I thought long and hard on how to photograph bodysuit tattoos and keep things at least R rated, and the Fundoshi was the only solution we could agree on.
Adrian has the pleasure of getting the collectors into their Fundoshi (specially dyed black for the project). The role of Fundoshi wrangler requires a special person and in Adrian, I know I have the right man for the job.
If you’re really into this sort of thing you’ve probably already seen this…