Robert Ryan -Electric Tattoo- N.J. Done at San Francisco Tattoo Convention 2012
Robert Ryan- Electric Tattoo-N.J. Done @ Temple Tattoo Oakland 2012
“The internet is a big, vast, open space with infinite information, and accidents happen.”
That is what Juxtapoz Magazine told me in regards to them lifting portions of interviews I wrote for Swallows & Daggers and using my content on their official website.
As thrilled as I am that these artists whom I respect have gotten even more press through a major platform like Juxtapoz, I am profoundly troubled by Juxtapoz Magzine’s trend of stealing. It wasn’t only my work they took but also work from other Swallows & Daggers contributors. I was not commissioned by Juxtapoz to travel and do these interviews. I did them for Swallows & Daggers.
In some cases Juxtapoz stole artist quotes, in other cases they stole direct quotes from the writer. They used the same pictures we posted. All this from an internationally respected magazine.
When I found out about this I contacted Juxtapoz directly. Although they eventually gave me credit (after a lot of trivial explanations) they have yet to give credit to other contributors.
We work out of love and admiration for the artists we write about. Because I believe the artists we cover deserve the attention. And Swallows & Daggers is a great platform to showcase these artist’s work. Juxtapoz has the funding to pay their own writers to do the work themselves. I told Juxtapoz, “if you think my work is worth stealing then you should hire me.”
I understand the internet is a “vast” place and it is without a doubt filled with mistakes. However, there is a proper etiquette when using material that is not yours. You give credit where credit is due. Especially when it is being used on a major website of a major magazine.
can you deal with this dude? he is annoying.
Saturday / October 20 /
Fall Collective Art Show @ Graceland Tattoo
2648 East Main St.
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
I’m honored to have my own stuff hanging up with all the great and unique work my friend’s have been creating.
Come party with us on October 20th @ 7pm at Graceland Tattoo.
Please join us @ Graceland Tattoo on October 14 for the Tattooing to Save Babies charity event.
Julian Louis doing the outline to a sugar skull/stormtrooper tattoo.
He’ll be with us at Graceland through Saturday, July 28th.
Available Online NOW!! www.respect-tradition.com
I put up some pictures from some of my favorite artists that attended last weeks Roc City Tattoo Expo in Rochester, New York on Swallows & Daggers.
Check them out HERE.
The Roc City Expo is hosted by the crew at Love Hate Tattoo.
It was another weekend of debauchery.
And I was lucky enough to get another JR Tubbs tattoo.
Oh, and at 3am in our hotel room we found out that at the bottom of my jar of blueberry moonshine there was a pile of actual blueberries.
More pics to come.