Results tagged “tattoo portraits”

12:27 PM
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On the Facebook page of the wonderful Loretta Leu, matriarch of the renowned Leu Family's Family Iron, I began seeing fantastic portraits of the Leu's and other artists as well as photography from events like the recent tattoo convention in Paris. So, I set out to find who was behind the lens of such engaging images so that I may share them with y'all.

The work is that of Switzerland-based photographer Bobby C. Alkabes. Bobby's work reflects an intimacy with her subjects, many of whom I know are not keen on having their photo taken but seem to be enjoying their shoot with her. She's also captured so many great moments in the tattoo world and beyond, which you can find in the Events section of her portfolio.

Bobby graciously permitted me to use these images above, including the action shot of a collabortive tattoo between Kurt Wiscombe & Filip Leu, shown above. Check more of her work on Facebook & on her site, where many of her prints are available for purchase.
12:15 PM
In putting together my tattoo book on blackwork, I've not only been privy to new, stunning work from the world's top tattooists, but also top photography of the art. Today I want to share with you a new photography find:

The tattoo portraits of Lee Corkett, WeatherVane Images, Conejo Valley, CA.

Lee is a freelance photographer and designer who is working with Zulu Tattoo in LA to capture his body of work on beautifully decorated bodies, like this piece on Nikki Haydock.

For a close-up of the tattoo, check out our Flickr page.

What I particularly like about Lee's work is the ease and movement of those bodies; you especially see it in fabulous dance galleries, with some adorned in tattoos and henna art as well.

Catch more of Lee and Zulu's work in my upcoming book.
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