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July 24, 2016 Comments Off on SEAN KERNAN

SEAN KERNAN

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Sean Kernan

Poorly made tattoos, body scars, heroin, solitude and sadness. These are late 1970's images from the series 'In Prison'. Doing some research I found out that the very first time the photographer shot inside a correctional facility was by mere coincidence. He was driving back home to New York from a failed personal assignment when he saw this random prison along the road and decided to just ask if he could photograph it. To his surprise, and against all odds, he was granted permission and came up with an amazing body of work. It's interesting to note he had previously seen Danny Lyon's classic prison photographs but other than that he knew nothing about life behind bars. He took the images without any kind of preconceived idea or plan for them and end up capturing pretty well the essence of individuals surviving in an extremely tough environment.

For more of his work check out his website at seankernan.com

July 9, 2016 Comments Off on RAUL GOYCOOLEA

RAUL GOYCOOLEA

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Raul Goycoolea

These are a few of my favorite images of this great photojournalist I recently discovered while researching prison tattoos. He specializes in photo reportages and portraits. The subjects in the images are convicts or former inmates from a prison in Valparaiso, Chile.

What fascinates me is the crudeness of the tattoos. I like the fading blacks and unrefined line work. The imagery with pinups, the ever classic reapers and spider webs never get boring. I have to say I really dislike cat tattoos but I wonder what's the story behind the guy with one on his neck above the 'Vida' tattoo (which means life in Spanish).

For more great work do not hesitate and visit his website. The Tumblr is killer too.

Raulgoycoolea.com