Meanwhile, back in Asheville ... this is a scene from an art show at the skateboard shop downtown, which yes, in addition to selling skateboards, does have an art gallery, too :)
The title is a play on two things: 1) the expression in English "to wear your heart on your sleeve" ~ meaning you don't hide your emotions, (especially the identity of who you are in love with); and 2) in body art terms, a "sleeve" refers to arm tattoos ~ a 'full sleeve' would be an arm that has tattoos all over it, from the shoulder to the hand. There are also quarter sleeves, half sleeves, and 3/4 sleeve according to the amount of art that has been inked into the skin.
This particular evening, I was a bit entranced with the visual display of art (of all kinds) around me. The photo is a little soft, I realize, but it was taken in available light and (as usual) quite quickly so as not to draw attention to myself or otherwise disrupt the moment.
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holmertz (45167) 2014-01-23 9:38
Was this an art show of a kind that would specifically attract people with a love of tattoos? Or is this what people of Ashville, or at least the trendy ones that would ever go to an exhibition, actually look like? More interesting than beautiful, I would say.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-23 14:42
Interesting note explaining play of words with these tattoo armed guys, and dolls,well managed in the conditions.
Some tattoo are great and some too garish.
rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-25 8:47
hi kris. obviously, one would be a different person in asheville if he were there with a standard body with no dyes, piercings or tattoos. i wonder whether it happens always in conversations: here is my tattoo with a bla bla story, what does your tattoo tell? or, my tattoo artist is ms xyz, who is yours... funny to see four of them in a single shot, but i guess it would be more difficult to take a photo without tattoos, at least, that's my impression :)
willperrett (8265) 2014-01-26 10:11
Was it a Tat's Convention, or was it just coincidence that they were all "sleeved"? Either way this is a delicious bit of candid grabbing. Well done. By the way, I don't know what ISO speed you were working with, but would it not be possible to up the ante in order to give yourself faster shutter speeds? 1/13 sec hand-held is always going to give the shakes.