"Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul."
Towards the middle of April, I had the wonderful chance to capture some more of Josh's expanding sleeve. Almost a year ago, we'd gone for something a little bit "Fortress of Solitude".
The goal for this shoot was something more grungy. Edgier. And what we ended up with was amazing, and more than I ever could have asked for.
We started in downtown Augusta, and thanks to Josh's scouting previously, found some amazing locations. Between the bright red brick at the History Museum, to some green painted doors in alleys on Broad Street, every single photo we took exceeded my expectations.
Josh is one of the most photographic people I have ever had the chance to work with, and it was a pleasure to get to share the amazing ink that he's been slowly adding. More than that, he fits in to the grungy backdrop so well. I couldn't have asked for a better model to do this shoot with.
I enjoyed playing with angles for this one, and distance. People are occasionally weird about you getting up in their faces with a camera, but Josh was fine with it.
It was also really amazing to get to play with focus for these. Showcasing amazing ink is difficult enough, but if you can't focus on it, then what's the point?