I've been doing a deep dive into my tattoo photo archives.
I have photographed almost every tattoo I've done in the last 13 years. Every once in awhile I'll go back and look through all the photos, it's a real trip and a valuable experience. It's like watching one of those "flip books" where you move the pages with your thumb and the picture moves like a mini movie (...depicting how my style and craft has evolved over the years).
There's a story behind each piece. Conversations with the client and shared moments of silence while the work was being done. It's a reminder of how lucky I feel to have made so many connections through the years. As some of you may know, I'm not the most chatty tattoo guy, but I still try to be fully present to someone, even if we're not exchanging many words.
Looking through all these photos also reignites my interest in documenting work. I hope this year to begin again having a little more fun with photography. Time to break out the ol' (real) camera...
Last Light Tattoo Studio blog is run by Adam LoRusso - a tattoo artist and painter living north of Boston, MA. He is well-known for his black and grey tattoo style, and artistic explorations in oil paint and charcoal.