On Thursday, May 4th 2017, Photographer and Director Sophy Holland, will debut her latest project; The Illustrated Man, in a one-night only exhibition, hosted by Nick Wooster at The Agora Gallery in New York City.
“The Illustrated Man” is a large scale photographic series by New York based photographer, Sophy Holland; featuring heavily tattooed male fashion & celebrity faces from across America. Included in the portfolio are portraits of, Rock Star: Dave Navarro, Fashion Director: Nick Wooster, Artist: Zombie Boy aka Rick Genest, Fencer: Miles Chamley-Watson, and many others.
The series captures the transition of tattoos from the seedy and stereotypical associations of sailors and the criminal classes, into the mainstream of pop culture, fashion trends, branding and social influence.
Incepted in 2016, this fine art collection documents the many subjects, ultimate and often intimate illustrations of ‘self’ through ink, and chronicles the inexorable rise of the ‘tattooed male’ pin-up, as fashion and tattoo culture converge for the first time in a mainstream fueled by Generation Y.