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Explore Tattoo Stereotypes With This Nude Portrait Series By Alan Powdrill

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Explore Tattoo Stereotypes With This Nude Portrait Series By Alan Powdrill

Alan Powdrill grew up in a conservative world where meeting tattooed people was extremely rare.

As a result, the photographer became intrigued by the people he met who had them. Over time, this intrigue began to translate into a photo series and his "COVERED" collection began to take shape.

For the series, Powdrill scoured tattoo fairs, social media, and the crowds he passed on the street. Once his subject agreed to be photographed, Powdrill would set up the shot for a before and after– once with clothes, and once without.

Do we change our attitude to the housewife when we discover a huge tiger across her back and bum?

The project is a visual and social experiment asking his audience to confront their stereotypes.

“How does the way we view these people change when we discover the ink on their skin beneath?" he asks. "Do we change our attitude to the housewife when we discover a huge tiger across her back and bum? Is the suited civil servant seen differently after the massive skull on his chest is revealed?”

The series has turned into a book which you can learn more about here.

Via Design Taxi

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