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Generation Ink: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
     

Generation Ink: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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by Paul Nathan (Photographer), Nadine Rubin Nathan (Text by)
 

A short stroll up Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, reveals a veritable walking art gallery with flesh as medium. Hipsters sit on the stoops of brownstones or on the benches outside cafés and restaurants showing off their ink. Others whizz by on their fixed gear bicycles flashing heavily detailed designs on calves or messages on knuckles.
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A short stroll up Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, reveals a veritable walking art gallery with flesh as medium. Hipsters sit on the stoops of brownstones or on the benches outside cafés and restaurants showing off their ink. Others whizz by on their fixed gear bicycles flashing heavily detailed designs on calves or messages on knuckles.
In nearby McCarren Park, young women loll about on the grass in bikinis. Many show off full back pieces, chest pieces, or sleeves - sometimes all three. Their male friends have equally elaborate etchings on arms, legs and torso...
This is Generation Ink, the generation of 20-somethings who regard tattoos as a form of self-expression and a memento of personal freedom. Photographed in Williamsburg by Paul Nathan, this collection of black and white studio portraits is an unsentimental snapshot of a moment in time. Featuring an essay by Nadine Rubin Nathan.

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Rangefinder
The New Zealand-born Nathan shot the book's images in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in which resides a veritable walking art gallery with flesh as the medium.

Champagne and Heels
Just got a gorgeous book in the mail from Pelluceo Publishing. New Zealand born photographer Paul Nathan shot a pretty diverse group of guys and gals from Williamsburg, Brooklyn with all kinds of ink in all kinds of places. As I flipped through the pages of Generation Ink I kept looking for familiar faces from over the years but found not a single one, which tells me two things: 1) I am no longer in my twenties and 2) there are hundreds of thousands of tattooed bodies and faces in Williamsburg so impossible to get them all. Love the book.
From the Publisher
The New Zealand-born Nathan shot the book's images in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in which resides a veritable walking art gallery with flesh as the medium. --Rangefinder

A book that is more about youth culture than tattoo patterns raises the practice to a higher art.--Publisher's Weekly

Just got a gorgeous book in the mail from Pelluceo Publishing. New Zealand born photographer Paul Nathan shot a pretty diverse group of guys and gals from Williamsburg, Brooklyn with all kinds of ink in all kinds of places. As I flipped through the pages of Generation Ink I kept looking for familiar faces from over the years but found not a single one, which tells me two things: 1) I am no longer in my twenties and 2) there are hundreds of thousands of tattooed bodies and faces in Williamsburg so impossible to get them all. Love the book.
--Champagne and Heels

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985136802
Publisher:
Pelluceo Publlishing
Publication date:
09/16/2012
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.43(h) x 0.62(d)

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Generation Ink: Williamsburg, Brooklyn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mark_Heltman More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!!! Incredible photography!!! Got such a sense of the people included by their tattoos and the style it was shot. Nothing else like it. Highly recommend to lovers of tattoos and portrait photography.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago