If nothing else, each shoot is unique. Shooting recently with Johannie was very unique for two distinct reasons – attitude and artistic license. Johannie came with a body full of tattoos, as well as a raw beauty that came across over and over again. She also brought along a willingness to explore all sides of herself with no self-consciousness or ego. It was a wonderful shoot and the results speak for themselves.
However, while shooting “my art of her art” I found myself wondering how much credit really goes to the tattoo artist? Honestly, one you shoot someone with less obvious ink it’s easy to decide – the model is beautiful and our job is to capture that beauty in as natural and believable fashion as possible. When someone comes in holding their beautiful canvas covered with an artistic vision from someone else who is really the artist here?
I have my thoughts… and if you have ink of your own and want to see how we can create art from your art, drop us a line.