Since early human history tattoos have been used to communicate rank, pledge love, seek protection, demonstrate loyalty and identify slaves. Now more popular than ever, the design of a tattoo, its size, visibility and positioning on the body still speaks of individual choice and of personal story.
Chest piece tattoos make the internal external: covering, describing or reinventing the heart on flesh. Jeremy Shaw's portraits of friends and associates explores the illustrations that individuals exhibit on their bodies, the contrasting approaches to the chest as canvas and the values that lie beneath the skin.
The morning starts early for the workers of the Tsukiji Fish Market, it is the largest seafood market in existence, consisting of two areas. The Inner market is home to all the auctions that take place each day at 5am. And the Outer market, that is made up of row after row of small stalls operating all year round. Vendors unload an astounding quantity of fish and other incredible seafood varieties, a heavy smell of fish and diesel lingers in the air, with a constant murmur of voices, squeaking of styrofoam and honking horns barking around every corner.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches and facial hair during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues like prostate cancer and mental health.
This month incredible important to thousands of people and has affected my family directly, my grandfather Lyndsay "Curly" Potter was diagnosed with prostate cancer and past away in 2009.
The project was photographed over the month of Movember, having one “Curly” person sit for a portrait to raise awareness and get people thinking about their own health.
These barren wastelands have there own rules, yellow & white arrows are only a suggestion. This series explores empty car park rooftops across Sydney.