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The Mansion on O & O Street Museum
2020 O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036
A new photography exhibit from Cade Martin
Inspiration doesn’t play by many rules. It rides in on the wind and shares your coffee break. Recently during a project, a client and I got to talking about tattoos. She mentioned a tattoo festival being held in the Washington DC area in the coming weeks. There it was, the spark of inspiration. I don’t have any tattoos myself but the thought of all those people with their stories essentially written on their bodies was something I felt an immediate pull to photograph. I’m always seeking characters and these were characters I wanted to capture.
These portraits are so alive with stories, the backgrounds amplifying the investment in expression. These people had amazingly detailed, as well as personal, tattoo work, it was such a clear commitment of time — and money — on their part. The whole experience turned out to be a blast — talking and working with people from all walks of life bonded by their ink. It’s been amazing to spend a few minutes with these people and to make their portraits. I find the end product captivating, mysterious and revealing. But, I still don’t have any tattoos.
ABOUT CADE MARTIN
Named one of the 200 Best Advertising Photographers in the world — Cade's meticulous attention to detail helps shape an environment that echoes the real world. Filled with strength and clarity, perfectly composed and lit with a simple elegance, his photographs touch the deepest emotions.
Cade Martin has shot for some of the most iconic brands in the world including Capital One, Discovery Channel, Target, Marriott International, and Starbucks to name a few.
Tickets: FREE — On-line reservations required, Cash Bar
EXPERIENCE THE SHOOT: vimeo.com/175869636
This event is free but reservations are required.