Photo Project: Tattoo Machines

Portland Tattoo Artist Jason Leisge, owner of OddBall Tattoo asked me to photograph some of his hand built Tattoo Machines before he left for a convention in NY.  Here are the results of a two hour shoot. I hope to continue this project with the title, "Machines of Ink and Blood:  Images of custom built Tattoo Machines."

Photo nerd notes: Shot with a Canon 5dm2 with the 90mm tilt shift lens and lit with a few Dedolights. I love my Dedolights!  Shot a few frames for focus stacking then made the background in Modo.  

Sweep, gun block model and lights in Modo.

Composited it all together and there you have it.  Fun stuff.  If you build your own Tattoo Machines please drop me a line, I'd love to photograph them.