Mementoes of Freedom

Auckland-born photographer Paul Nathan’s new book Generation Ink: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was launched at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York on 29 November. Generation Ink features 55 images of a “generation of 20-somethings who regard tattoos as a form of self-expression and a memento of personal freedom.” “Photographed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this collection of black and white studio portraits is an unsentimental snapshot of a moment in time.” Clinton Beahm, (above) a 28-year-old nurse, has spent more than US$9000 on body art, starting with a “red life-star surrounding the staff of Asclepius.” Nathan has studied at the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York. His editorial work has been published in books, magazines, and newspapers around the world.


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