I am currently working on a project entitled "Flowers For Men." The goal is to show that a good tattoo design will surpass subject matter and gender stereotype through essays/articles, photos of new and old, interviews and modern flash art. Unfortunately, most of the project will be in book format. Some will be on film. I wish I could avoid book format only because of the obvious fact that tattooers and fanatics alike are all desperately scrambling to release soul-less books that exploit every corner of tattoo art, history and lifestyle. Which in turn has become inevitably incredibly boring. Every aspect of tattoo culture has been consumed by the modern world. I can only hope that this project has the opposite effect.
So far I have had the absolute privilege to have painted with and interviewed Krooked Ken, Brian Bruno, Mike Rennie, Ishmel
Keller, Kyle Markiewicz, Caleb Quales, Mario Desa, Nick Collela, Erik Gillespie, Frank
William, Dawn Cooke, Bill Falsetta, Chris Fox, Tilt, Erich Foster, Josh Adams, Dave
Halsey, Nate Hudak, Nate Moretti, Marina Inoue, Angry Al, and many more to come. I will post photos and more information about the project when appropriate. I look forward to sharing this with everyone very soon.