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.
The photographer feels that these people feel great exposing their naked body in front of the camera, since it is covered in amazing art.
This specific tattoo collection that belongs to a woman named Izzy Nash is Alan’s favorite picture.
Alan may have absolutely no tattoos, since he grew up in a very concervative home, but as he grew up and became an artist, he became addicted to all incredible visual things.
Alan Powdrill’s work is truly spectacular and someone could make a sociolgical study based on the conversation of these images and the preconceptions that they automatically create. If you feel like backing Alan’s effort up, you can make a donation to his Kickstarter campaign.