>”If the heart is empty, the rest will soon abandon you too….”
—Arabic Proverb (via theconsciousmuslim) by way of kitsune dreams
well that explains a lot doesn’t it?
When you invite Kali in for dinner don’t be surprised if you find yourself face down in smoking rubble and ashes sometime between desert and sunrise.
My Kali tattoo was done by the super talented Megan “Color-zilla” Massacre in Killadelphia- more on that here.
My Kali tattoo was done by @Megan_massacre in two long sessions around 7 and 8 hours I think with an unplanned day off in between. (click on the image to enlarge).
That’s a lot of ink packed in there - esp the flames (a collaboration with Dave Ashlock). Dave did most of my other work more on him soon.
I haven’t been back to Philly since I knew we had to finish or I’d be stuck with KAL rather than KALI for a while. I know it was hell for her too, she was fitting me in on short notice after hours when I stayed with her in Philly about 2 years ago. I can’t say enough about how much this girl rocks.
I really love how this turned out - it was done on a timer in Texas in my bedroom at 4am. We had to redo it about 30 times running back and forth to the tripod to check and then modify to get the shot I wanted. Props to Mr.Hawks it’s harder than it looks.
So crisco rubbed in for lustre and that charlie sheen… like some hooter’s waitress at her Playboy test shoot… I was ready for my closeup… Huzzah! *Disappears in cloud of smoke*
ps - somewhere in between we found time to shoot this one:
shot by @LITHIUM_PICNIC back in Picnicland
b/c its a lucha libre kinda morning
I shot this in Philly a few years ago - second time I shot her… We had shot a cute shy slightly awkward but adorable set a year before - I was expecting the shoot to go ok… but her growth and confidence as a model and ability to take basic instruction turn it into magic kicked me in the head and she continues blow me away every time we shoot… If you have a chance to work with her don’t pass it up.
Rooftop by @LITHIUM_PICNIC