A little fashion shoot on a russian boat in Rouen, for the festival Armada. I brought all my sailor jewelery:
This past June I was invited to open a temporary tattoo shop in Rouen for a festival called Armada. Rouen is located on the river Seine (closer to the coast than Paris). Armada is a huge maritime festival. Large sailboats from all over the world come to show off and welcome fans aboard. The cultural center “106” commissioned a cabaret theatre piece for the festival and I was there in the lobby to “entertain” the people before the show!
Everything was set up for me in advance. A nice cozy little space decorated with mid century antiques! I had an apartment with an indoor swimming pool and a bicycle to get around town with. Royal treatment:)
More reporting on Rouen coming soon, I loved this town!
I went to visit Kelu, the tattooer, someone I met on my first trip to Paris. We were supposed to work together at Christian’s shop, but by the time I arrived in Paris, Kelu was already gone. He worked for years at the Checkered Demon in Stuttgart but now he has his own shop, Black Thorn with his girlfriend Suzanne Konig. The building is beautiful the shop is beautiful and I really had fun talking about oil painting with Kelu. Enjoy!
The last of the photos from the art party in Stuttgart.
Photos by Elke Schmid
This July I had an art show in Stuttgart plus one week of tattooing. The weather was great and I wore shorts everyday. We had a bar b que in the country side and my husband came for the weekend! The opening was a lot of fun with lots of cool folks. The art show consisted of me and three other girlfriends of Melli’s. A great photographer, a vegan chef/illustration artist and another tattoo artist who draws on to-go paper coffee cups.
Here’s two tattoos I did early in the week:
In front of an amazing gate at a church.
A guy named Elvis:
More photos from this trip very soon!
So sorry I’ve been gone so long! I’ve got a million things going on that keep me away from the computer. I promissed the rest of my New York photos long ago, so let get those out of the way first. I will try to get this blog back on track next week:)
Emma, Laurent and I had a beatnik afternoon in Greenwich Village. My favorite cafe is Cafe Reggio. It hasn’t changed a bit since probably the ’50’s.
Bridgeport, Connecticut. May 2013
It’s been a very busy couple of months for me with lots of travel and lots of work. I can now finally start to show some of my photos from New York.
My first real day in NY some friend took me by car to visit my hero. P.T. Barnum. He designed this building and it was finally built after his death. It was damaged by a tornado in 2010 and they are still working on repairs. Some items from the museum are on display next door.