This is artist Daniel Flores AKA DTM [Dan The Man]. I was checking out some of his facebook flicks and was excited to come across this set of black and white images. The scene is urban arts in the rawest and purest sense of the concept. Dan was tattooing at a birthday party that extended all the way to 4am. While he's getting his art on, photographer Tierney B. Williams snapped some great creative process flix. If you want tats at your next bday party, get at DTM, I believe he's down to fly.
Ever heard of home-dulgence? It's an interesting concept about the trending toward more entertaining at home due to the Great Recession. I do enjoy a great home event - trust that, but I also think that people in the service industry, New York City in particular, need to think about old fashioned ways of combating this trend. Be nice damn it.
One of the coolest parts of entertaining at home or being hosted at someone's home is the warmth...people are nice and good. There's gotta be a way to at least create that goodness in the hospitality industry. Just a thought...
Books have always taken me to unfamiliar places and taught me new and exciting things. While taking a break from the Girl Scout Journey booth, during Book Expo America (BEA), I ran across these inspiring men and I realized a new capability that books have, the ability to bring people together.