DANGEROUS LIKE A WHIRLWIND OF RAZOR BLADES AND SEDUCTIVE AS CANDY COATED OPIUM.
ALPHA-FEMME PHOTOGRAPHER JUSTICE HOWARD AINT FOR SISSIES.
THIS BOOK IS NAMED AFTER REVELATIONS 6:8 FROM THE BIBLE
(Chapter 6, Verse 8)
(Chapter 6, Verse 8)
What does the image of a crouching woman with a massive Mohawk, sporting nothing but a sneer and a body-full of retina-staining tattoos, have in common with a subdued black-and-white portrait of singer Waylon Jennings? On the surface, it would appear there could be no possible connection, but delving far beneath what first meets the eye is photographer Justice Howard’s specialty, and it is she who is responsible for those two, as well as thousands of other iconic images of a multitude of memorable personalities, both obscure and famous. Her gift stems not only from her ability to make her subjects feel at ease, but she is possessed of a transcendent gift that enables her to effortlessly affix the essence of her subjects’ human frailties, as well as their triumphs, upon the film. Laying bare for the viewer much more than mere flesh, Ms. Howard’s works are evocative pieces of art that appeal to everyone from the casual observer to the most refined aesthete. Entire venues, from the upscale Lord Balfour Hotel in Miami that features 30 foot wall murals in 64 of its rooms, to a posh Washington D.C. watering hole aptly named The Tattoo Bar, have literally been designed from the ground up, in shrine-like reverence for her imagery. Besides magazine and book projects too numerous to list, she takes pride in having been voted “Favorite” photographer, over such masters as Helmut Newton and Irving Penn, on the women in black and white website. What’s next for this irrepressible lenstress? Suffice it to say that Justice Howard, like any other force of Nature, will leave an indelible impression, no matter her direction.
Intros for book written by: FREDDY NEGRETE —– SONNY BARGER —– THE SCARY GUY
RUSTY COONES (Sons of Anarchy/actor & guitarist Attika 7)
ADAM RIFKIN (director)
EVAN SEINFELD (Attika 7 & Biohazard)
BLACK VEIL BRIDES
THE SCARY GUY
DIEGO VERDUZCO (guitarist from Ill Nino)
COREY MILLER (star of LA INK)
DH PELIGRO (drummer DEAD KENNEDYS & RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS)
COMPTON DAVE (director of TATTOO NATION movie)
MANDY LION (singer)
KIMO LEOPOLDO (UFC champion)
PHIL VARONE (drummer/Skid Row)
JANINE LINDEMULDER (Penthouse Pet)
LACY MC CLELLAN
CHRISTINA DE ROCHEMONT