Many photographers forget, when faced with a great subject, that context can be extremely important to a photograph. While the temptation with a great subject like tattoos is to hone in very tightly on the tattoo itself, it often pays to sit back and consider if a better image could be captured by widening the field of view. To demonstrate what we mean, we put together a collection of photographs of tattoos (or rather, people with tattoos) that we think are far better than the average shot of this subject. By thinking about context and composition these photographers really placed their own tattoo photos well above the crowd and often managed to change their images from purely descriptive.
Tattoos in Context: 15 Great Photos of Tattoos
Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Great idea for a series and some excellent shots!
Painful and Beautiful. Here are a few of my Studio shots of Models Jessie and Mark highlighting their mood in their relationship…and naturally Tattoos!
Kerstenbeck Photographic Art
Hold Tight: https://t.co/g6yNj00
Red Dragon Models, San Diego: https://t.co/1gXUee2
Some cool images. I love the look in the eyes of the guy getting his head tattooed, I have some variations on the theme on my site.
I’m looking for new models to help me expand the body of work, so if you have any hardcore tats then get in touch!
Gal @ Compass
Sorry, I bodged the links up in my previous post!
Beautiful inks and great shots! I have a couple, and I should really get a photoshoot after seeing these. Inspiring!