Brutalism, Concrete, Sci-Fi Dystopia, High Contrast, Fantastic Realism... all of these words can be used to describe Khojastehpay's work. Despite those dark evocations, I also find release in these images. A final realisation of "where I am", a content resignation. Almost as if he's released us from the fear of the Apocalypse and welcomes us into it.
This is the first of many tattoo features I'll be doing. Wes is one of the many young talents Johannnesburg and South Africa have to offer. Wes is based at Handstyle Tattoos. Home to Ross Hallam, Paul Collocott and of course Wes.
I would recommend any of the artists at Handstyle. They're great quality, good service and sometimes Lighthouse Family plays in the radio, but dont let that stop you.
SHEER SHIRTS: In the medieval times, men wore flouncy blouses, high heels, skirts etc. It was only as fashion and religion and consequently people became more prudish that our wardrobes more restrained.
Not that that’s a terrible thing; much of men’s more simple fashions have made designers more creative, and detailing has become such an art.... however
One of the things you might notice when doing nails, hair or anything else historically female, is that these things are hard. We have made women primp, pluck, paint, polish, perfect themselves for the male gaze. Its stupid and something that will not go away without some awareness. So if thats the only thing you learn from attempting to paint your nails, or do your hair more than a comb over, thats good enough for me