I have never actually met Jeffrey Kilmer. Still he is important to me and Sang Bleu as he was among the very first people to ever give me a chance with the project. I published a series of his pictures of young tattooed american boys and since then have been regularly receiving updates of this ever-growing series. Thank you Jeffrey.
Here are some of them.
Eloise has been taking tattoo portraits since 2000. Her growing collection of portraits shows an amazing diversity, while being consistent by the quality of the photography and the beauty of the pieces she decides to show. The “tour de force” being to show tattoos not only as designs, but as a “wearable art”, without giving in to the temptation of relativism. Here is a selection of images out of “deep skin”. More can be found on ELOISE de HAUTECLOCQUE’s website.
no more introduction needed for Mr Vickery…
the last images of his report on the 2008 edition of the London Tattoo Convention
Do I still have to introduce Fuzi?
Iff i do, then I rather don’t. Just check this 16 page supplement included in the (already huge) next issue of sang bleu!
Or check his blog goddamnit!
I am constantly amazed by the strength and coherence of FUZI’s work. From hardcore graffiti writing (UV stands for UltraViolent. Those who know about graffiti know it’s not just a nickname.) to tattooing, FUZI is fully self taught and now takes his outsider art to his entourage’s skin.
FUZI doesn’t do things because they’re fancy, he does things because it can’t be any other way.
From colorful property violation to symbolic body damage, the only thing I see is one of the purest form of poetry: poetry with no boundaries, no rules. No laws.
The blog speaks for itself. Also browse old pages. The texts are amazing as well… for the french speaking (Check the post “Youngblood” for a personal insight on what being UV means and others where a piece on a train is captioned “peinture à la bombe sur train express regional, 2003″, a tag “craie sur tôle 2004″, a tattoo “encre sur peau de rouquin”, etc.)
Et si tu kiffes pas tu regarde pas et puis c’est tout.