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austin tott pairs tiny tattoos with parallel landscapes
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mar 27, 2014
austin tott pairs tiny tattoos with parallel landscapes


austin tott pairs tiny tattoos with parallel landscapes
all images courtesy of austin tott

 

 

 

american photographer austin tott has captured a series of images that match miniature, hand-drawn body art to backgrounds from which they draw visual reference. ‘tiny tattoos’ are outlined onto the surface of a wrist, penned on the skin in black ink. illustrating small-scale bicycles, little trees and envelopes onto the arm, tott then holds up the hand amongst various landscapes, sets and scenes, which thematically parallel each drawing. a tiny fox tattoo is placed in the context of wooden logs, quotation marks are surrounded by stacks of books and a sail boat rests on the surface of a map. vintage tones and soft hues describe the color scheme of the collection and the handmade backdrops and their whimsical components — or the natural environments they comprise — illustrate the quirky personality of each small drawing.

austin tott compares tiny tattoos to their landscape counterpart
bike and urban backdrop

austin tott compares tiny tattoos to their landscape counterpart
a tiny ship tattoo sits is situated on a map

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stamps and postcards surround a small envelope tattoo

austin tott compares tiny tattoos to their landscape counterpart
a drawing of a tree on the wrist is pictured amongst a forest landscape

austin tott compares tiny tattoos to their landscape counterpart
a geometrically influenced tattoo is matched by a folded background

austin tott compares tiny tattoos to their landscape counterpart
logs surround an illustration of a small fox

austin tott compares tiny tattoos to their landscape counterpart
a keyhole draws reference from hanging keys surrounding the scene

austin tott compares tiny tattoos to their landscape counterpart
a small-scale umbrella is featured near hanging newspaper clouds

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