Here are the final results of The Tattoo Project, works by 11 fine art photographers with a variety of styles who shot portraits of 100 heavily tattooed individuals. The brainchild of photographer Vince Hemingson, the event sequestered models and photographers in Vancouvers Photo Workshop for a multiple-day shoot. Thousands of portraits were produced that aimed to explore who each of the subjects was through their ink and the photographic process. This volume features more than 200 images from the event and truly reflects not only who the subjects are, but who the photographers are as well. From differing approaches to lighting, mood, and color to different methods for engaging the subjects, each of the artists clearly has a unique vision. This is an ideal book for photography and tattoo art students, teachers, and enthusiasts.
Vince Hemingson is a world traveler, screenwriter, best-selling author, filmmaker, photographer, and creator of the critically acclaimed tattoo and body art website: vanishingtattoo.com. Organizer of The Tattoo Project, he was co-creator of The Vanishing Tattoo, a documentary film broadcast on National Geographic International.