CARLOS DETRES

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This is where my personal projects are born, as well as behind the scenes perspectives of the photo shoots I've done.

So close that you can feel the sting and hear the buzz

A few months ago, I started working on a project in conjunction with The New Orleans Tattoo Museum in Central City. I'll share more news about that in a future post but I wanted to share what we've been doing so far. I've worked closely with proprietor and artist, Adam Monetegut, which has given me a much closer relationship to the art of tattooing than I've ever had. If you get a chance to go down there, check it out. It's a really cool space, especially if you're into the history and art of tattooing. 

During my most recent shoot at the location, I got the chance to get in real close to see how it looks when the needle pecks at the skin. It's not easy to get great shots using a macro lens when you're that close and in a setting that I'm documenting but it's been a great and fun challenge. As you'll see below, we still have a long way to go before this project is complete.

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