A while ago I posted some images of the photo series "Why I Love Tattoos".(Click!) The photo series is made by Ralf Mitsch and he is in my opinion a very talented and creative photographer. Now Ralf Mitsch has created a book of his photo series and its called 'Why I love tattoos'' The book shows more than 50 portraits of inspiring people telling the stories behind their tattoos.
"Why I Love Tattoos" is about tattoos
– fashion versus a life story
"What are those people doing? What kind of life do they have?” As a teenager in the 1980s people with skulls, snakes and other skin-art always made me ask those kind of questions to myself. I thought it testified their courage that they dared to express themselves in such a permanent way...
The people in the book tell their own story...
more than 50 portraits + interviews
This book is going on my wishlist for sure!
Because as you know I love tattoos,have tattoos of my own and I really love the style that Ralf Mitsch has!
the book is now exclusively on presale at MENDO:
Interviews: Henk van Straten
Translation: Ben Blench
Lithography: Marc Gijzen