ATAK SF Re:Birth Flyer

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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These are the flyers from the Analog San Francisco inaugural art show. Adrian did the illustration, I did the type.


All Things Come To Pass

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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My collaborator and good friend Adrian Lee has been growing dreads since we first met in 1995.  In the intervening 17 years, Adrian’s locks had grown to past his knees and despite their strange power to attract nubiles like moths to a flame, the head from which the smelly ropes sprouted decided it was time for a new look. Not one to miss a chance to indulge his ego, Adrian figured the best thing to do was make an elaborate short film to document the transformation. To that end, we assembled the troops and headed for the hills above San Francisco, armed with cameras, a 4-year-old stand in, a 7 foot tall mirror, and all manor of sheers. The result was a sunburned head and the movie we are proud to present to you today. Enjoy!


European Tour

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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Adrian put together this cool little vid from our time tripping around Europe last year working on Bloodwork:Bodies.

Bloodwork: Proofs

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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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.

This picture of Adrian thumbing through said proofs was made with some crossed processed Velvia, that had to be ten years old, shot in my Bronica.

The Books

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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I got the call to make a shot of all the tomes we’ve done over the years at Bloodwork Books. The pile represents over a decade of blood sweat and tears by some very talented people; and the next addition to the family is due in October. Thanks to everyone who’s been there over the years. I’m humbled to been allowed to document your work and honored to have strived along side you. All these books are available over at Analog’s site.

Shinkansen Tokyo to Osaka

Monday, February 21st, 2011

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Adrian Lee, conductor and all the gear on the shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka.

Bloodwork:Bodies NYC Video

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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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!

The Fundoshi Chronicles

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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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…

Across The Pond

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

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I’m over in Europe for a couple of weeks shooting for the new Bloodwork book. This gem of a tattoo was done by Tin-Tin in Paris. Big up’s to Adrian and Marcus for all the help!

Adrian Lee

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

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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.

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