Coast2CoastInk Magazine, a brand new magazine geared toward the rise in tattoo culture & the positivity surrounding it. I found Namu, the amazing photographer, Managing Partner and Editor of Coast2Coast Ink, on Model Mayhem. Seriously, if you arent on there, get on! I'd call Model Mayhem a cross between Craigslist & Facebook for the "industry". And you can be just anyone off the street signing up. They have "gate keepers" that you submit your profile to & they preview your info & check to see if you submitted everything you need. Keeps the weiros off! I was actually nervous to sign up for fear of them rejecting my profile & basically telling me I didn't have the background to be on there!
Anyhow, back to the photoshoot. Everyone there was extremely professional & friendly. It lasted about 4 hours, but I left just shy of the 4 hours because I did have family obligations. I have to admit that I googled Namu, the location (was actually at LensVisons Studios in Fremont) & Coast2CoastInk to make sure everything was legit, as EVERYONE should... but it was a whole different level of comfort to see Namu's wife & son hanging out & taking pictures on set while we waited for the rest of the models to arrive. Its always a pleasure to work with people that go out of their way to make sure everyone is comfortable.