Austin Tott pairs tiny tattoos with parallel landscapes
american photographer austin tott has captured a series of images that match miniature, hand-drawn body art to backgrounds from which they draw visual reference. ‘tiny tattoos’ are outlined onto the surface of a wrist, penned on the skin in black ink. illustrating small-scale bicycles, little trees and envelopes onto the arm, tott then holds up the hand amongst various landscapes, sets and scenes, which thematically parallel each drawing. a tiny fox tattoo is placed in the context of wooden logs, quotation marks are surrounded by stacks of books and a sail boat rests on the surface of a map. vintage tones and soft hues describe the color scheme of the collection and the handmade backdrops and their whimsical components — or the natural environments they comprise — illustrate the quirky personality of each small drawing.