Support my Art
The picture series of this calendar is inspired by the impressive work of Luis Royo, a great fantasy artist. I especially liked the combination of tattoo work and dark fantasy themes in his work.
I did the first of these shoots in October 2010; January’s picture was shot that day. It took me around 3 hours to paint the tattoos for that first shoot back then. I simply use water based colours with a brush to paint various patterns directly on the model's skin. Since then I have done several of these shoots and by now, luckily I got a bit faster painting the tattoos, still I want to thank all my models - who became friends - for their patience and endurance.
I tried to select a certain pattern for each model, matching it with the accessories and styling of the specific model. Some tattoos are more delicate and subtle than others, some are stronger and bolder, always depending on the model. I hope you enjoy this final set as much as I do. It represents my passion for photography and the sensual fantasy themes, as well as all the hours and effort that I put into this project.