Nowadays, tattoos have evolved into a much more easily walked path that everyone seems to want and take. However, there are only a few people that keep taking steps further and getting more and more tattoos, filling their entire bodies with colorful and black & white designs. Photographer Alan Powdrill created a project named COVERED, in which he showed how clothes transform a person and hide their true personality. The tattooed and clothing images make us create a different opinion about the people we see, with our opinion about the tattooed image being a lot worse. The truth is that the real them is their tattooed image, since their designs are part of who they are and what they feel and their clothes are just there to cover that up.
Alan photographed over 40 people in England and his goal is to make people reconsider their thoughts on what tattoos means.
The photographer meat his participants through social media, tattoo conventions and word of mouth and asked them to pose in front of their homes.
The first photo is fully clothed and the second one is a stripped one. The conversation between the two images is bigger and louder than words.
Alan started this project back in 2015 and now he is trying to evolve it into a photo book through Kickstarter.