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…

New York State of Mind

Friday, November 5th, 2010

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I’m out in New York for a few days Shooting at Brooklyn Adorned for the next BloodWork Book. This just happened to be right across the street from the shop.

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!

Back To Japan

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

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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…

Inked Magazine

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

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Inked Magazine, In their infinite wisdom, has called Bloodwork:Sleeves a “Must Read” and “the granddaddy of over-the-top cool tattoo books”. It’s in their March issue. Thanks Guys!

Japan Wrap Up

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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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.


Tower Records Shibuya Book Signing

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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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.

Bloodwork:Sleeves Osaka Set Up Time Lapse

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

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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

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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.

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