Tattoo Plus You, A Photo Story of Body Ink is a photographic project that explores tattoos and why people get them. I am passionate about photographing people and art, so the chance to photograph two of my favourite inspirations was irresistible. But that’s only the half of it. The other half is that I found a lot of tattoo photography to be overly sensational and despite seeing some great art, I rarely got the story about the person. Tattoo Plus […]
Check out a larger image of Jared and the growing gallery of tattoo portraits and their stories. Sharing tattoo stories: Jared. In Jared’s words: “The art held by my skin is in the traditional Japanese style of Irezumi but with a contemporary touch. Overall, like the dualities of In & Yo (Japanese Yin & Yang), my two sleeves and chest panels are balanced with a more feminine, spring, or In energy, expressed by tanchōzuru (red-crowned cranes) and sakura (cherry blossoms) […]
Kymme shares her story of why she got a tattoo in Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink. In her words: They say that every tattoo has a story; here’s mine. I never thought I would ever get a tattoo. I thought it would be a hindrance to being a performer playing different roles. I was diagnosed with oral cancer at the base of the tongue and my whole world turned upside down. This would be devastating to […]
Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink features Elena. In her words: “I was immediately interested when the opportunity arose to share my tattoo stories in this project. When I was a kid, I saw the most tattooed people on earth in the Guiness World Records and Kat Vod on Miami Ink—to get my own tattoos became my goal. I was raised in a semi-conservative household where tattoos were frowned upon. When I expressed my desire to get […]
Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink features Tristan. In Tristan’s words: “In my opinion tattoos have always been a way to tell a story. They can be images that a person wants to project about one’s self, or a way to remember and share a part of one’s life. The back piece began as a concept when I was 20. It started as a way for me to reconnect with my earth-based Celtic and Viking heritage, but […]
Here’s a short video of a tour around an iceberg that I shot off Elephant Island in Antarctica several years back. This location was made famous as Shackleton’s emergency camp after their ship, Endurance, was shipwrecked in 1916. The story of their expedition is one of the greatest stories of polar survival. Part of the crew was marooned at this location for four and a half months. Frank Hurley’s photographs of this expedition are spectacular. On the map, you can see […]
Welcome. I'm a Comox Valley photographer based out of my photography studio in TinTown, Courtenay, BC, Canada.
I love to tell stories with dynamic images and I specialize in portraiture, sports-action, lifestyle and travel photography. Check out my portfolio and my photo stories.
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"The artistry of Gordon’s work is that his photographs illustrate truths about his subject matter that wouldn’t otherwise be seen."
- Mac Newton, The Asana Room
Pro photographer. Photography instructor. Writer. Speaker. Passionate about nature and world cultures.