Hello and thank you for visiting The Tattooed Goddess page. This is my third attempt to get funding it. Being Three is my lucky number and serendipity and irony seem to be close friends of mine, Well i take as a good omen.
Savage Tattoo Magazine recently published an article on this project news stand date is Feb 14th 2012. if you found this project through that welcome. If not, try to pick a copy up!!!
This project was born on the fugues of coma dreams while i was healing from a near death experience in early 2009.
Here is that story... i suffered a traumatic head injury in a home invasion in San Francisco this resulted in my being an a coma state for several. days While i was in that coma i had very real tactile yet surreal dreams, thing being in purgatory , on lsd with Salvatore Dali ... some of those dreams i had EXACT visions of images like this one. i do mean exact imagine my surprise when i saw her on a stage in Portland Or.
In this one dream (in the coma) was myself standing in a art gallery surrounded by photographs that were edited and made into art just you see here in this project i knew what i wanted to create but ,I wondered how i would do it for a long time because as a result of my injury i lost most of the use of my right hand (i was prominently right handed) and was worried. wandering a camera store asked was there anything for lefty's camera wise ? never has there been a left handed camera made , but i discovered a combination made by Sony a pro dslr that allowed me to take photos , left handed .... was off and running.
So i am publishing a coffee table photography book that will raise positive awareness of tattooing and women, showing them not as objects, but as powerful, intelligent & equal. This is an amazing project, it's helped me heal and grow and evolve as a an artist. After that experience taking inventory life i realized that all my best friends are women, always have been, my mom and i were close , my grandma surely a huge influence in my world and i wanted to do something honored the women in my life, something that portrayed women as powerful , commanding of respect and dignity, that portrays just that.
Each "Goddess" will have 2 pages in the book. As well as a few paragraphs of what ever they want to write in their words about tattooing. No q&a bs questions see every where else.
Thanks again total amount i am collecting is is $3750.00-. I have 60 days to make that amount. Please also remember that if I don’t raise this amount in the given time, I will get none of the proceeds.
As for what i need the money for , mostly the rewards. Studio space to rent of weekends to finish the project and a small amount for distribution to publishers. At the beginning I am self publishing. i just want to this out the world and people that appreciate it. In the hopes some day gain popularity and fame in a humbling fashion.
If i exceed $3750-, I will use that money to buy additional tools and materials to create more books and start an the next project called " Tattooed God's" The mens version of this concept. As well as put the extra to a studio space to shoot in thats also a permanent classroom to teach kids how to do photography...
One more thing. When you contribute, you help more than my efforts to continue my work and to make this dream a reality.
If you have any questions at all (or you just want to confirm that I'm a real person) you can email me at chazz @ chazzarazzi com
My site www.chazzarazzi.com has a section dedicated to this. (working updating galleries)
www.facebook.com/thetattooedgoddess Honestly though , the book has a "book" page on Facebook that gets updated regualrly as i shoot more.
- (59 days)