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The art of body decoration is primal, personal, & distinct. Centuries of using the human body as a canvas have given way to the tattooing & piercing of today. This book celebrates & showcases everyday people & their unique artwork. Offering stories & quotes, the universal appeal of body beautification takes on a personal nature in front of the camera. They come from all walks of life offering their stories & their skin; in front of the camera their personalities reveal themselves. Heard & Cultrara capture the ink & the essence of their subjects through more than 200 powerful portraits & insightful interviews. From the girl-next-door to middle-aged man, people from all walks of life express themselves, their history & their passion in body art.
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GARY LEE HEARD has operated a photographic art studio in Rochester, New York, for the past 20 years. Combining photography, darkroom manipulation, airbrushing, and computer techniques, he has created a hybrid illustration style called "Leetype." Heard’s images have appeared on the pages of Architectural Digest, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. He has also produced CD cover art for Jeff Tyzik, John Ellison, Donny Gerrard, Doug Flutie Gang, and Metallica.
DAVID CULTRARA started out pedaling body jewelry from his van in 1998, going door-to-door across 35 states. By 2002, Cultrara was the owner of four tattoo and body piercing shops in New York State and the co-owner of 10 other shops in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse. He has experienced everything there is in the world of body art—and has the scars to prove it.
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Book Description Diane Pub Co, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0756792401