Portrait n°6: Joey Ortega

 

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Joey Ortega, age 29 from Austin, Texas. My profession, more or less my life, is tattooing. I’ve been tattooing for just a little over 10 years now and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Aside from tattooing I work on all kinds of other projects as well, painting, drawing, building vintage cars, jewelry design and fabrication. Too many things to name honestly, I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire. Presently I started a personal sketchbook, something where I can work on developing my own ideas and concepts, as well as work on things I would like to improve on.  This started as a desire to draw for fun again with out any client direction. I find myself submerged in doing nearly all of my drawings for someone other than myself lately, so I decided I needed to do so again. People has been asking me for years if I would sell my sketch books, so when I feel I have the amount of content that I feel is enough, I’m planning to make a printed book of my sketches, notes and in the back portion of the book there will be a few pages that show my process from sketch to final tattoo.

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Tattoo World n°1: Adam Guy Hays

C’est avec le talentueux Adam Guy Hays qu’Inspired inaugure sa nouvelle section dédiée au monde du tatouage. Nées de simples rencontres ou d’expériences plus personnelles, qu’ils soient tatoueurs ou artistes gravitant autour de ce vaste univers, c’est ici que nous présenteront en images ces personnalités qui nous inspirent.

Adam est un tatoueur américain qui a grandit au Texas et qui travaille actuellement chez Red Rocket Tattoo à New York. Il est connu pour avoir développé l’iconographie Star Wars revisitée old school dans le tatouage. Nous l’avons rencontré au musée Rodin à Paris, après son reçent passage à la prestigieuse London Tattoo Convention.

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Tattoo World n°1: Adam Guy Hays

It is with the very talented Adam Guy Hays that Inspired opens its new section dedicated to the tattoo world. Born from simple conversations or personal experiences, whether tattoo artists or people evolving around the tattoo culture, this is where we’ll present images of the personalities that inspire us.

Adam is an American tattoo artist who grew up in Texas and who currently works at Red Rocket Tattoo in New York. He is well known for having developed the Star Wars iconography in tattooing with an old school twist. We met him at the Rodin museum in Paris after he recently worked at the prestigious London Tattoo Convention.

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Interview pour Lomography

Créatrice de « Inspired : Tattoo Portraits » et talentueuse photographe, Céline Aieta, passionnée de tatouages nous parle de ses inspirations et de son projet à travers cette interview. C’est notre Lomo Amigo du mois !

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Je m’appelle Céline, j’ai 25 ans et je vis à Paris. J’ai fait des études de communication et de langues orientales (chinois et japonais). Je me passionne pour l’image quelque soit son medium. Le cinéma d’auteur influence autant mon travail que la photographie. Que ce soit les contrastes de Daido Moriyama, les situations cocasses d’Elliott Erwitt, le noir & blanc de Kurosawa ou encore les films de monstres Hollywoodien des années 30-40.

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Portrait n°5’s testimonial

“I see Inspired as an honest and intelligent portrayal of the world of quality tattoos and the people who posses them by the author. The reason I was drawn towards Inspired was the integrity and dedication with which Céline approached the project. Her genuine care and insight into each of the people she photographs shines throughout all of the work she produces. Inspired is not only interesting but allows people such as myself to see how far and wide the community which we belong to reaches. The quality and standard of the work I believe speaks for itself, not only through the images produced but by the personal touch that accompanies each portrait. I am truly grateful to be a small part of Inspired and to have witnessed firsthand the creation of something so striking and honest.”

Danny Woodruff

Portrait n°5: Danny Woodruff

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Je m’appelle Danny Woodruff, j’ai 26 ans et je viens de Lincoln en Angleterre. Je travaille actuellement comme chercheur à l’Université de Bordeaux, où je m’intéresse au magnétisme moléculaire. En dehors du tatouage, je me passionne pour la science et la lecture. J’adore lire des romans de science fiction et tout ce qui a trait à l’histoire du tatouage. Je suis obsédé par la science depuis mon enfance. Ce qui me plait c’est de découvrir l’origine des choses et leur fonctionnement. La science est de loin la chose la plus impressionnante qu’il m’ait été donné de rencontrer. J’ai été en premier lieu attiré par la chimie comme le sont les chimistes par les couleurs vives et les explosions. Après l’avoir étudié pendant sept ans et poursuivi des travaux de recherche, mon amour pour la chimie n’a cessé d’augmenter. Etre chercheur me permet de créer, tout en me donnant l’opportunité de comprendre les aspects fondamentaux de l’univers. J’aime faire des choses qui relèvent de l’inconnu, tout en faisant progrésser mes connaissances et je l’espère celle des autres, à propos du monde qui nous entoure.

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Portrait n°5: Danny Woodruff

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My name is Danny Woodruff, I’m 26 years old and I’m from Lincoln, England. I currently work as a research scientist at the University of Bordeaux focusing on the area of molecular magnetism. My passions outside of tattooing include science and reading. I love reading fantasy and science fiction novels as well as anything to do with tattoo history. I’ve been obsessed with science since I was a child. I loved finding out how things worked and why things happened. For me science is the most awe inspiring thing I have ever come across. I was firstly attracted to chemistry like most chemists are by bright colours and explosions and after studying for seven years and continuing in research have found that my love for chemistry keeps on growing. My job as a research chemist lets me create whilst at the same time trying to understand some of the fundamental aspects of the universe. I love it because I can make things that are completely unknown whilst at the same time advancing my own and hopefully other people’s knowledge of the world around us.

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