Ink Issues is my first non-commissioned piece, a 192 page book featuring portraits of around 36 tattooed women and their stories.
All of the models featured have one thing in common:Large old school-style tattoos. In order to further emphasize the vintage nature of the tattoos, I used a fixed location, The Breitner Hotel in my hometown Rotterdam,for all of the shoots.
' I ve seen lots of photo projects on this subject. The biggest challenge was to find my own angle. I think I succeeded. The photos strike a balance between powerful, vulnerable and off course seductive...
"The inked skin is not only pleasing to the eye, there's also some extraordinary stories behind the tattoos. They provide an insight into underlying motives and a glimpse of what for many is an unknown world"