July 9, 2016 Comments Off on RAUL GOYCOOLEA

RAUL GOYCOOLEA

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

Tatuajes Cárcel

 

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