In looking at Joel Kimmel's wonderful work for the issue last year, I set out to do something different. I eventually came up with the idea of tattoos and how they're often used to memorialize somebody. I gathered a lot of reference material and went from there.
|Philanthropist Ruth Perelman and opera singer Julian Rodescu|
|Geno's Steaks founder Joey Vento and vintage shop owner Lara Long, also the sister of DJ AM|
|Philly punk legend Mikey Wild and local scrapper Greg Loper|
|Boxing legend Joe Frazier|
You can read about the subjects here at the Philadelphia City Paper site.
Because of the deadline, I was able to work on the pieces while I was at home with my family in Michigan for the holidays. It was fun to have them around to see how I work on assignments.
Thanks again to art director Reseca Peskin for a fun gig.