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25 May 2012

Tattoo + You Feature Gallery – Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

The three-day photo exhibit and book launch was a huge success. Thank you to the hundreds of people who checked out the exhibit last month. We were blown away by the community support, and thrilled to see so many of the amazing participants in attendance. The full set of images from the project can be found here. A smaller selection of images on our Facebook page here. You can find copies of the book for sale here. Bye for now. […]

27 Apr 2012

Tattoo + You Photo Exhibit Opening and Book Launch – Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

The final countdown has begun! Please join us today from 6pm – 10pm for the Tattoo + You photo exhibit opening and book launch. This three-day event is happening in Tin Town at my studio. If you can make it to the opening, there will be fire spinning by Luxotica and music by djprime and Des Larson Music. Be sure to bring something to keep you warm – the entertainment is outside! You can find more information on the project […]

05 Apr 2012

Advance Copy of Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink – Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

Remember that portrait project I’ve been working on? Well, the opening exhibit and book launch is coming up fast. On April 27, I will showcase an eclectic collection of 81 portraits and stories in a three-day photo exhibit. Those same images and stories are found within the pages of my self-published 160-page, full-color book. The exhibit opening and book launch takes place on April 27 from 6pm – 10pm at my studio in Tin Town, and is open to the […]

30 Jan 2012

The Art of Tattooing – Comox Valley Photographer

Janel Lessard gets a tattoo from Lawson Metail at Art and Soul in Courtenay, BC. It’s a special person who can do art on the medium of skin. The concentration required is intense especially because the medium moves — it’s not static like a canvas. And it’s living. Although Janel’s tattoos look amazing in colour, the contrast of black and white captures the intensity of the ink going into her skin the way a colour photograph simply can’t. Janel and […]

26 Jan 2012

Savannah Eanes – Comox Valley Portrait Photographer

Sweet Savannah. I love this shot. For me, it’s Savannah’s expression that nails it. Then there’s the sweet blend of earth-tones. But you keep coming back to those eyes… The tattoos… The head angle… The hair and the way she holds her arms… The geometry of the negative spaces her arms make… The nose-ring and the way the light hits her funky earring… The whole is greater than the sum of its parts — gestalt. Yes, that’s it. Kind of. […]

17 Jan 2012

Hans Peter Meyer – Vancouver Island Portrait Photographer

Hans Peter Meyer is one of the many individuals who took part in my Tattoo + You photo project. This is an image from our session back in November. We are feverishly putting the exhibit and the book together. The date of the opening will be announced shortly – we have a few details to tweak before laying it all out. It’s been an awesome experience photographing such interesting people. Stay tuned. Gordon  

08 Nov 2011

Tarah MacDonald, Tattoo + You – Comox Valley Photographer

I dropped in to photograph Tarah in her gallery, Wallfarmers[dot]ca, in downtown Courtenay, BC. Tarah is part of the Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink exhibit and book launch that will be happening in late January, 2012. You can learn more about it here. And you can learn more about Wallfarmers[dot]ca here. Lots of cool art over there. Thanks Tarah. Bye for now. Gordon Ross

01 Nov 2011

Steve Masson, Tattoo + You – Comox Valley Photographer

To take part in Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink, Steve joined me in the studio back in the hotter days of summer. Steve has a powerful story, and the photos to his left and right are a big part of it. You can learn more about Steve’s journey in the upcoming 2012 exhibit. Exact dates will be released shortly. Tattoo + You photo sessions have ended. A big thank you to everyone who has participated. It’s […]

26 Oct 2011

Savannah Eanes, Tattoo + You – Comox Valley Photographer

Savannah came into the studio to take part in the Tattoo + You: A Photo Story of Body Ink project. Lovely. According to Savannah, 98 % of her tattoos were done by Cody Walsh of Tattoo Zoo in Victoria, BC. Savannah’s hair courtesy of stylist Liz Tourtidis and makeup by Crystal-Lee Young, both of Roots the Salon in Courtenay. We’re almost finished shooting and now the work of organizing it all begins in earnest. To learn more about Tattoo + […]

26 Aug 2011

Tattoo + You, Vanessa Ramsay — Comox Valley Photographer

A spontaneous visit by the lovely Vanessa culminated in this image. Beautiful. We are just entering our last month of shooting so if you haven’t booked your session, now’s the time. Shooting ends September 30. If you contacted us and haven’t heard back our email likely didn’t make it past your filters, so please contact us again. If you want to learn more about the project, click here. Gordon Ross