Dennis Thomas is a photographer and writer hailing of Austin, Texas. I ran into him at the Occupy Austin rally on October 6th. I’ve known Dennis forever but this is the first time I got a good shot of his knuckles. He is busy shooting shows and writing the Nikon Digital Field Guides.
I met Nikki while grabbing a bite at Home Slice Pizza here in Austin. She is a photo editor at Texas Monthly. Nikki didn’t want to get the standard GOOD and EVIL, so she got the equivalent sentiments for her. Her second set are all good luck and bad luck symbols. She said that the dots above her nails hurt the worst.
I met Dan today at the skatepark. We skated for a while and then I noticed his knuckle tattoos. When I asked him about them his story was basically, he was hanging out with his friends and one of them had a tattoo gun, so he has a variety of small home tattoos. He got drunk one day and woke up with HELL BENT. He guesses that maybe they were listening to Judas Priest.
Pauly here is a door guy at the Nite Hawk Cinema in Brooklyn. He has nothing but love for the world, but he thinks it is high time I got my knuckles done.
Some times in the course of this project, I meet the nicest people. I’d like to introduce y’all to Sega. He works down at Oat Willie’s, one of Austin’s finest head shops. He explained that he had spent some time homeless and always enjoyed life no matter the circumstances. One hell of a nice guy. Thanks for letting me take the photo!