October 2011 was a great month for me! I have a fully booked calendar of paying clients for the holiday season and this month two magazines have featured my work on their covers and in features.
Ink Atlanta is a publication featuring tattoo studios, artists, and culture in the Atlanta area. It is a localized version of Prick magazine (mentioned in earlier posts). The November 2011 issue of Ink Atlanta features the beautiful Tara Villavalzo (also mentioned in earlier posts) as the cover and featured tattooed model. My relationship with Tara and her tattoo artist husband Vince Villavalzo – owner of Mystic Owl Tattoo Studio in Marietta, GA – has been one of the professional and personal highlights of my 2011! Pick up a copy of Ink Atlanta when you visit your local tattoo studio.
The motorcycle culture magazine Biker 101 has been transformed into a new publication called Grease, Inc. featuring bikes, trucks, hot rods, rat rods, and other items of interest to the gear head and grease jockey. Each month the magazine will feature a Rag Doll, and I am the photographer for that feature. The premier issue of Grease, Inc. came out on Oct. 30 at the annual Hell On Wheels Beer Fest, and I was very proud to see my photos of Mary Frances in that magazine as well. You can pick up copies of Grease, Inc. at your local motorcycle or hot-rod shop.