Simple objectives that feel like overcoming mountains.

I had the absolute pleasure and honor of doing this project for Ryan in Austin TX through 2020 and 2021 both pre, during and post pandemic…. above are photos of his back and legs healed, shot on digital format with a Canon Eos R (only just healed as you can still see some flakes, this is a week after the final session.)

Below are some photos shot on film of the process, getting tattooed on this large a scale is nothing short of awful for the client, it takes time and so much patience, it is very challenging to sit for these large sessions of lining and blackwork, not to mention the mental process of accepting such a large piece of art into your body and life, a illustration that becomes part of you for the rest of your own eternity.

I wanted to try and capture some of what it is like to undergo the process for both the client and myself, lots of double exposures (an excuse to play around and be “arty”) shot on 35mm, Hasselblad medium format and a Graflex 4×5 press camera.

Thank you for looking.

71 Lewes

Thank you to Abby Mosseri and Torz Dallison for inviting me into their beautiful gallery and space to show my work, I couldn’t think of a nicer way for my family and I to be welcomed into our new adventure, living and working in Lewes, East Sussex UK. I have been hanging on to these paintings since I first started them at the beginning of the lock down last year, they where initially studies for larger paintings and a way to practice and refine my skills, some ended up as illustrations for bands or on t shirts and some I used to create larger works, I wanted to make things whilst we where stuck at home that had a positive and mediative focus. I hope they bring as much joy to their new homes as they did for me whilst I made them.

I also painted two new circular pieces and finished two older paper studies, my first paintings since arriving to the uk, below are some pictures of the work installed and the paintings themselves.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening and to all who purchased work from near and afar.

to see a pirce list of works still available please contact the gallery.

71 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XG

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