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…
Friday, November 5th, 2010
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
I’m on my way back to Japan for a few days. Adrian and Masa have lined up a couple of heavies in the world of Japanese tattooing who are kind enough to allow me to photograph their work. This next book is going to be a monster…
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Aw Ma, is it really over? Yes, sadly it is. I’m back home now. The jet lag is more or less worn off and I’m slipping back into the grind. I have had a chance to browse through some of the 55 + GB of photos I shot throughout the trip, the lion’s share of which remain top secret for the time being. I am able to share a few gems with everyone out there in blog land. These more or less sum up, at least to me, what was a great trip filled with good times, good friends, and good food. I’m so lucky to be able to work with such an amazing group of dedicated, talented, people. A big thanks goes out to everyone involved.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Along with all the other goings on on this Japan trip we had a book signing for Bloodwork:Sleeves at the 9 story mega-complex that is Tower records in Shibuya, Tokyo. I always find it a bit odd when people ask me to autograph things.
It doesn’t happen very often and when it does, it’s a little embarrassing. That aside, I truly appreciate the support and will always sign what ever people want me to. In this case it was Adrian doing most of the pen work.
I was really hoping to get the story on why there was still a Tower Records in Japan when all the stores in the states have been shuttered for several years but no one I asked seemed to understand my questions so it remains a mystery.
Saturday, February 6th, 2010
Here’s a quickie time lapse video, out of the G9, of the Bloodwork:Sleeves art show set up at Three Tides, Osaka Japan. Check it out full screen!
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
I’m Getting excited to head back to Japan next week with the Analog Tattoo Crew.
Last time I was there was in 2006 for the Full Coverage exhibition.
This time around we’re showing Bloodwork:Sleeves. It’ll be up at 3 Tides in Osaka on February 6th, and at Tower Records in Tokyo on February 13th. We’ll also be traveling to several top secret studios around Hokkaidō, beginning photography for the next Bloodwork book due out in 2011. I’ll be blogging and posting photos as much as possible from the road. Stay tuned.