Diggin’ Through The Archives

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

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MaxDolbergSanJoseCholosPortraitI’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

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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..














Jim Miner

Monday, April 11th, 2011

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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.

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.

Matt Shamah

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

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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…

Ron Earhart

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

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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

The Mumlers

Monday, July 26th, 2010

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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.

Skin Deep

Monday, June 7th, 2010

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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.

San Jose Wrap up

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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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.

BloodWork:Sleeves Book Release and Exhibition

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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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.

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