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04 Nov 2019
Kymme shares her story in Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Kymme shares her story of why she got a tattoo

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 […]

18 Oct 2019
Elena, Tattoo + You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

Sharing Tattoo Stories, Elena

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 […]

20 Sep 2019

Tattoo Plus You, A Photo Story of Body Ink

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 […]

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