The Tattooist by Michael Eichwald
© 2014 Michael Eichwald
      Juror's Comment

      From Brian Cassey:

      "The pose and mood is reminiscent of that of a classical painting … the setting very contemporary. The image portrays a moment of delicate intimacy in the relationship between the subject and the (unseen) tattooist."

    • Title: The Tattooist
    • Artist: Michael Eichwald
    • From: Redding, CA USA

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    • Phone: + 1 (530) 243-5342

    Artist Statement

    "I invited myself to a local tattoo convention with permission to shoot at will and without a clear idea of what was to come. But the reception from our 'fellow artist' tattooists was genuine and welcoming. The limited available lighting was both the challenge and the reward, as I think this shot suggests; I can only hope that the photograph speaks for itself."