Modern Counterculture Gallery
I met Erin behind the counter at my favorite store. First, I saw a very tall, sweet, and beautiful woman with flawless porcelain skin. Then I noticed her amazing shoulder to elbow tattoo. I had to photograph her. As it turns out, her husband, Tom, is a tattoo artist. We discussed a photography session for this site and she showed me another tattoo on her neck. She agreed to pose in the nude. I asked her to get her nails done and use lipstick (the same red as on her arm) to raise the level to a more of a fashion statement. I used a ring light to help create the 'look.' When she posed for me, I saw that her nipples were pierced.
SHIVA / RAVEN
Shiva is a model, artist and photographer whose totem is the raven. She is flat-out amazing. I asked her to pose for this site once I saw her back. I did have to remove 6 other tattoos in Photoshop to get to the essence of what I wanted to show for my project. Flying women have been a lifetime obsession of mine since Catholic grammar school. I was never good enough in grammar school to get a holy card. As an artist, even then, I saw how beautiful they were, so I have spent my life creating my 'holy cards.'