I've always loved the texture of tattooed skin and the contrast of fabric on skin but especially tattooed skin. I've also always loved a large depth of field but I tend to love my wide-angle lens more which is why this shot and this series look absolutely nothing like most of my work. When I began shooting nude(ish) photography about 12 years ago, close-up more abstract shots were my forte. When I transitioned from film to digital my tastes widened, literally, and I decided I much preferred to capture scenes to just body parts.
But I suppose it never hurts to mix things up every now and then. I owe this beautiful shot to Jessalyn, model-extraordinaire.