This beautiful creature is Cindy. She is a good friend of mine with an awesome outlook on life. When she mentioned she had a work of art on her back I just knew I had to photograph her. The amount of time and passion that went into this tattoo is incredible. All of the deep colors, the transitions, the way it is formed to her body is just stunning. The verbiage in the tattoo is also the way of life here in New Orleans. If you are a New Orleanian then in your soul lives these statements. We are proud to live life to it's fullest and our actions show it. Our right of passage for being called the Big Easy is two fold. We work hard and party harder. When we have down time we love and enjoy every scent, every laugh and all that is creative! This is the real meaning to the term the "Big Easy" - knowing when to enjoy all that you have and all that you are, then create a celebration that supports our way of thinking. Jazz fest is one of many festivals that do just that. We celebrate our cultures and our passions and we love to share it with everyone else.
Cindy's tattoo is beautiful in every sense of the word and today my photography captured her essence. For this I am grateful as a fellow artist. This image completes my week! -GK
"Photography is my life!"
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