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Posts tagged Laure Siegel

The Bangkok International Tattoo Expo

Just attended Bangkok’s International Tattoo Expo with writer Laure Siegel for French magazine Rise Tattoo.                       Encountered a great cast of remarkable characters and some old friends.

When tattoo culture meets politics – Tamil Nadu – Nikkei Asian Review

Usually a matter of choice, Indian state takes political tattoos to new level. Check out my new feature, with Laure Siegel, on one of India’s enduring personality cults. For decades, the followers of six times state minister and recently deceased Jayalalithaa Jayaram, have been wearing their political idol’s face on their skins, acquired in mass […]

Happy Xmas from The Devil’s Road

                  Can you feel it? We’re all on it. Happy Holidays from The Devil’s Road… Find more beautiful outrageously poignant moments from around the world on my new photo blog project with Laure Siegel. A photo a day keeps the fuckers at bay. Wish all my readers, […]

Pangrok Sulap – The Ranau Art Collective in Borneo – in RISE TATTOO Magazine

Pangrok Sulap – The Ranau Art Collective in the shadow of Mount Kinabalu. Text by Laure Siegel, photos by me, for Rise Tattoo Magazine, part of the French publication’s coverage of tattoo culture in Borneo.  

Generation Democracy: Jerry Ink and the Burmese Tattoo Scene in RISE TATTOO

Laure Siegel reports on Yangon‘s tattoo scene and one of its shops – Jerry Ink. Photos by me and Rāj Hegde for French magazine RISE TATTOO this month. We had a great time spending a day with tattooists Jerry Api and Sweetz Sweetz. Big thanks to Mg Mg Tha Myint for the connect.

Dans Katmandou en deuil – Reporting from Nepal for Mediapart with Laure Siegel

Ces journalistes étaient à Katmandou au Népal, ce samedi 25 avril 2015, lorsque la terre a tremblé. Le séisme, le plus grave depuis 1934, a coûté la vie à plus de 5 500 personnes et le bilan n’est pas définitif. Des dizaines de milliers de familles sont à la rue, le pauvre réseau d’infrastructures a été […]

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