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Anxiety Explosion: Tattooed Photography By Claudia Cosentino

Anxiety Explosion: Tattooed Photography By Claudia Cosentino

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Claudia Cosentino's life-changing photography of tattoos means more to her than just taking pictures.

After suffering with anxiety for years, photographer and tattoo-lover Claudia Cosentino decided to channel her energy into creating beautiful self-portraits, including those of people with tattoos.

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I interviewed Claudia Cosentino about her tattoo photography, and was keen to hear about where it all began...

"One day I took a photo of myself and I was surprised because it looked nice!"

 "I started to take more photos and play around with Photoshop, creating images of me that I actually liked more than myself."

"I started to upload them online and self-portraits became my obsession. With time I improved, and my photos became more honest about who I was and what I was feeling."

"It took me quite some time to use my camera to portray other people and I will be always thankful towards my friends that let me experiment on them."

"I was craving photographing tattooed people because I love tattooed bodies."
"I am quite heavily tattooed myself and all my tattoos tell a story of who I am... there is no need to talk."

"I think that there must be an affinity between individuals with the same passion and this helps us to work better together."

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"The first tattooed person I have ever portrayed is the model Gogo Blackwater and now she is one of my closest friends. I have had the opportunity to use my camera to photo such lovely girls... I have met great people that have changed my life for the better."

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Visit Claudia's website and she also shares new images regularly on her Facebook page.

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