The Noir Nation Vol. 2, an eFormat magazine featuring Noir fiction and non fiction essays on tattoos, is out now, including an essay by Tom Vater on the recent book Sacred Skin Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos.
Find my interview at Wat Bang Phra Tattoo Festival, and Sacred Skin Book’s video here on Noir Nation‘s site
Sacred Skin–Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos The ARTE documentary about Sacred Skin, my photo book (co-written with Tom Vater) on Thailand’s sacred tattoos is online now. Directed by Marc Eberle, featuring photographer James Nachtwey, tattoo master Achan Neng Onnut and the authors.
This short documentary was originally broadcast in France and Germany in September 2011.
First part of an interview with writer Tom Vater and myself for Bookcase, 30 May 2012, a show hosted by Manote Tripathi on ASEAN/Nation TV about Sacred Skin, is online now. Sacred Skin is the first English language book on Thailand’s sacred tattoos, sak yant.
Second part, 6 June 2012.
Courrier International, Oct. 6 – 2011.
Read full review by Andrew Marshall in TIME Magazine
Issue: May 23, 2011.
“…stunning photos and exuberant writing…“ Andrew Marshall, TIME Magazine.
Sacred Skin – Thailand´s Spirit Tattoos, photographed by Aroon Thaewchatturat, written by Tom Vater, published by Visionary World.
Publishing date July 1st 2011. Watch this space for further news!
Official website http://www.sacredskinthailand.com
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