Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ninjas with Ink

It's been a little over 2 years now since I've acquired any new tattoos, but I still love the ones I have and get asked about them often, finally had the means and time to do a small shoot featuring my pieces and talk about them a little.

Wearing Dead cropped basketball jersey from Drop Dead Clothing

I got my first tattoo on the day of my 18th birthday, on my shoulder. It started out as just the diamond /banner with inkblots on top and drips at the bottom, shortly after I got this tattoo I started working at this shop and eventually became shop manager for a bit and acquired a lot more ink during my time there before moving to Southern California. I wanted something to do with a diamond because of the song from Incubus and "even diamonds start as coal"
 We eventually added some roses, spider webs etc to this piece.
Done by John E Day at Syndicate Tattoo in Auburn CA

Second piece I got was my left side/hip, a screaming hand grenade, original art from Jim Philips for Santa Cruz skateboards etc.
Done by Brady Alberts at Syndicate Tattoo in Auburn CA

Third was my other hip, a piece originally drawn by Derek Hess for In Flames' album/cover "Come Clarity" one of my favorite bands, the image if of a figure/man holding his ripped out heart in front of him.
also done by John E Day at Syndicate Tattoo.

7 tally marks on the inside of my finger for Sevendust.
done in oceanside.

And my most recent piece was the large portrait on the back of my left leg, a really beautiful piece I found online drawn by a graphic designer, used the piece as inspo. 
Done by Jesse Fuller at Syndicate tattoo in Auburn CA

The script on the back of my legs say "Breathe Life" and "My Curse" two songs from another favorite band of mine: Killswitch Engage
Done out of haste in Orange county, lol.

And a small bat on the back of my ankle because BATS!
done in Oceanside.

Photography by  Ron Khy. Edited by Hannah Ray

Monday, May 26, 2014

London Apartment

We had an amazing all white apartment in London, a photographers dream. Took full advantage and it truly did not disappoint!

Crop shirt: Obey Clothing
Shorts: H&M
Socks: Forever 21
Necklace: Snatch n Feathers

Editing away


Otis tank and Otis pennant print Adams shoe.

Photography by  Ron Khy. Edited by Hannah Ray

Friday, May 23, 2014

Jump From Paper

In love with these awesome mind blowing 3D bags from Jump From Paper.
Had the pleasure of romping all over London and parts of Paris, turning heads in 3 of my top picks.

Orange Bag: Original Cheese!

Photography by  Ron Khy. Edited by Hannah Ray

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

London Calling

Day 1:
2 hour train ride from Paris to London, settled in and wandered around Oxford circus and SoHo a little bit. The went and saw the musical 'Wicked". Was truly a awesome experience and amazing show.

Day 2:
Got a little more touristy. Saw Big Ben, Hyde Park, The London Eye, Westminster Abbey, The Shard, And The Oldest Pub in Britain.

Shot some photos for my blog wearing Silver dress from Supershop 24 HRS and iridescent boots again from TUK footwear

Went back to Carnaby / SoHo area and visited a rad pub for lunch, The White Horse.

Then met up with some friends/Familiar faces from Drop Dead Clothing.

Also at Kings Cross train station you can find and take pictures with prop set Platform 9 and 3/4 from Harry Potter.

Day 3:
 Last full day in London before heading back to Paris.
Went to Borough Market and explored some other areas of London shooting some bags and outfits for my blog / Jump From Paper (blog post coming soon)

Top 2 images featuring second custom shirt collab with Bait clothing. Ninja since '91

Stopped by a wonderful and beautiful bar called McQueen, the bartenders and drinks were great, had a blast there.

Then headed back to SoHo to visit the Drop Dead Store.

Near kings cross station found a pizza place called Royal Pizza that had great reviews, it truly lived up to the standards, was some of the best pizza I've ever had!

Over all I really enjoyed London! Was much more busy than Paris and had more LA vibes, but it was a blast. Can't wait to go back again some day. I loved getting ciders everywhere I went. And trying new foods from markets I could actually read for once! haha.