The second day working for Studio Ink Well was spent recording the Studio at work and detail shots. Huge thanks go out to the studio and a few of its clients for the open access.
A detail shot of the tattoo chair. I try to always think of options for use of images, adding negative space could allow for the Studios own graphic layout or text to be added later.
The alternative shot minus the negative space. Both of these were lit with flash so I had full control of the scene.
Of course along with the chair you have the Tattoo gun, quite interesting tools and very different than my own.
Inks that the artist David Baker uses.
It's extremely interesting watching another artist at work, not just the skills and work on show but also the interaction with client/subjects and how they build the idea to a finished product. I always find in interesting to watch and listen to and if you read/see between the lines you can learn allot.
Shot allot initially with the available light, it shows the ambiance of the Studio and it also lets me work quickly and less intrusively at first.. instead of breaking out stands and lights from the start. Also as you will see in some of the images above/below it can make for quite interesting and dramatic light.
To give a different look I also lit some images to remove the ambient/available light all together which makes for a more dramatic image when grid spots are used.
This next set is from the second client the Studio had in on the day.
Noticed the reflection in the mirror and shot wide to include it. One of my favorites from the day.
Finished off with a close up detail shot of the Tattoo, they are not complete yet as each stage needs time to heal. I will be photographing the finished Tattoo's once they have fully healed so I can provide prints to the Studios customers.. its the least I can do as they were great to meet and very kind to let me photograph them.