Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
Tags: cholos, Photography, portrait, San Jose, Tattoo
I’ve been digging through my archives putting by new website together and I came across this one from 2005. I shot this in San Jose while working on the Full Coverage book.
Monday, June 27th, 2011
Tags: bloodwork, dinner, Marcus, Photography, Saki, San Jose, sleeves, sushi, Tattoo
I was digging through the archives as part of the arduous task of redesigning the podtfolio; and I came across this series. They are from the wrap part for the Bloodwork:Sleeves photoshoot in San Jose. Marcus really enjoied dinner..
Monday, April 11th, 2011
Tags: Analog, Analog Film Portraits, Bronica, film, jim miner, portrait, San Jose, Tattoo
After six months I finally got I a shot of Jim Miner worthy of The ATAK portrait series. Jim’s station is in the darkest corner of the studio… That’s my excuses for lagging and I’m sticking to it.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
Tags: Adrian Lee, Analog, Analog Film Portraits, Bronica, film, portrait, San Jose, Tattoo
Third in a series of portraits of the active members of The Analog Tattoo Arts Kolective at work. All the photographs in the series were made with my Bronica rangefinder film camera and this shot is no exception. The subject this time is the sovereign of the shop and overseer of tattoo operations, Adrian Lee.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Tags: Analog, Analog Film Portraits, Bronica, film, Matt Shamah, portrait, San Jose, Tattoo
And here we have Mr. Matt Shamah, also of ATAK. This picture too was made with the Bronica rangefinder just a few minutes after the previous shot of Ron. I feel a series coming on…
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Tags: Analog, Analog Film Portraits, Bronica, film, Photography, portrait, Ron Earhart, San Jose, Tattoo
Here we find one Ronald Earhart hard at work at San Jose’s own Analog Tattoo. I shot this with my Bronica using Kodak Portra 400 film during my last trip up to The Bay Area
Monday, July 26th, 2010
Tags: music, Photography, portrait, San Jose, The Mumlers
On a recent trip the The Bay Area I had the opportunity to photograph on of my favorite bands, The Mumlers. If you haven’t heard them yet, don’t wait another minute.
Monday, June 7th, 2010
Tags: Convention of Tattoo Arts, Photography, Photojournalism, San Jose, skin deep magazine, Tattoo, tear sheets, writing
The story I wrote and shot on The San Jose Tattoo Convention for The U.K.’s Skin Deep Magazine is out in their July issue.
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Tags: Analog, art show, bloodwork, california, Convention, Photography, road trip, San Jose, surfing, Tattoo
What a week! This past weekend, along with being Halloween, was the San Jose Convention of Tattoo Arts. That meant it was also the opening exhibition and book release of Bloodwork:Sleeves. (a little tattoo book I photographed). So, let’s rewind to last Monday. Nate Banuelos and I got on the road early. The plan was to drive up the coast looking for surf and get to San Jose Wednesday to help Adrian Lee hang the art show. We made it to Morro Bay by early afternoon. After a friendly reminder, in the parking lot, that this was the realm of the men in grey suits,
we caught a session at the aptly named Hazards. The next morning after a quick session at the Cayucos Pier we were on our way up the 1 towards Santa Cruz. A through check (Manresa to Waddell Creek) showed nothing worth suiting up for, so it was over the hill to San Jose.
Wednesday and early Thursday was spent hanging the show and getting A.D. Gallery all ready to go. Thursday night, it was on. The exhibition went great (with the small exception of the purse snatching knucklehead.) The turn-out was heavy. Minds were blown. Good Karma provided munchies. Analog also had their 2 year anniversary party immediately afterwards where Ugly Winner and Panthelion rocked the crowd.
The Convention was a great experience. I’ve been to quite a few tattoo conventions over the years but Taki and Roman really take it to the next level. Along with gathering together a collection of the worlds preeminent working tattoo artists, they had on hand masters from bygone generations like Thom Devita, Goodtime Charlie, and Shanghai Kate. These are some of the folks who made tattooing what it is today. It was fascinating to get to meet these icons in person and hear their perspectives on the state of the industry. Mike Giant was also on hand doing live painting. We got to talking and he mentioned that he thought Bloodwork was the best tattoo photography he had ever seen. Coming from an artist I have so much respect and admiration for, that one comment alone could have made the entire project worthwhile.
Monday morning, after a great dinner the previous evening with an amazing group of people, Nate and I headed back over the hill to Santa Cruz. This time the surf was on. We scored peaky head high waves at Waddell which made the following 8 hour drive much more bearable. All in all it was a great trip. I learned a lot, meet some great new people, saw old friends I hadn’t seen in some time, got good waves, and made cool photos. A big thank you to everyone involved. I can’t wait until next year.
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Tags: Adrian Lee, Advertising, Analog, art show, bloodwork, book, Photography, San Jose, Tattoo
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I’m very proud to announce the book release and exhibition of my second book in collaboration with Analog Tattooers. “BloodWork:Sleeves: is a limited edition, 350 page, hand bound book featuring 67 sleeves by some of the best tattooers living today. The exhibition is Thursday Oct. 29th at Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose California. More information here.