Jon Nordstrom (ed.)

Danish Tattooing. Director's Cut - THE MIXTURE IS GREAT: NORDIC PHOTOGRAPHY, 70's & ANTIQUARIAN TATTOO GUNS!


€ 40,00
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"'Danish Tattooing' traces the visual development of tattooing from 1895 up to the present day, with special attention paid to the Golden Age of the 1960s, an era particularly rich with fascinating tales from a rough scene.
The book is full of anecdotes and historical photographs of larger-than-life characters and tattooing hotspots, including the raw area of Nyhavn, where sailors and drunk Swedes got tattooed, the even rougher Istedgade, which developed into a new tattooing hub in the 1980s, and Copenhagen, which was the heart and soul of tattooing in Scandinavia until the mid-70s.
This 'Director’s Cut' goes even deeper into this rich history, taking a closer look at the beginning of the scene in the early 1900s and following it into the 1980s with new photography and in-depth profiles of famous (and sometimes infamous) tattoo artists throughout Scandinavia. The book is full of anecdotes and historical photographs of larger-than-life characters and tattooing hotspots, covering famous artists’ flash books, their custom tattooing machines, and ribald stories from their lives as tattoo artists, giving readers a new chance to discover the heart and soul of the Danish tattooing tradition." (publisher's note)

Review:
"Hands up who likes Denmark.
Hands up who likes tattoos.
Hands up who likes cool books.
Well today is your lucky day because ‘Danish Tattooing – Director’s Cut’ has all your Scando-tatt-art bases covered in one beautifully put together, ink-injected tome. This is a seriously in-depth look at the evolution of the distinctive Danish tattooing scene from the 1890s right up to modern day. With fascinating profiles of legendary Danish tattooists alongside their own hair-raising anecdotes alongside striking illustrations taken from their personal flash books as well as photos of their custom made tatt machines, this immense book is the literary (and far less expensive) equivalent to a hazy stag weekend in Copenhagen." (Neil Summers)

Ein herrliches Buch, das ich gerne empfehle.
Dargestellt werden Beginn und Entwicklung des dänischen Tatooing von 1895 bis in die 80er mit Schwerpunkt auf den 50er, 60er und 70er Jahren. Und das wird in teils grotesken, aber immer beinharten Fotografien wieder gegeben. Die Fotos zeigen sowohl Archivfotos aus der Frühzeit und Zeitiungsausschnitte als auch Innenaufnahmen von 'Stechern und Gestochenen' sowie in freigestellten Aufnahmen die Arbeitswerkzeuge aus der Vergangenheit.
Es macht einfach Laune, sich die Fotos verschiedener (Amateur?)-Fotografe anzusehen, von denen außer der dänische Herausgeber Jon Nordstrom, der Hamburger Hans Hansen, Nils Vest, Poul Pedersen, Holger Damgaard und Peter Beard wohl die bekanntesten Fotografen sind.
Es ist auch ein schönes Kompedium dänischer Portrait- und Interieur-Fotografie.