Photograph of tattoos by Amanda Brunner on display at the Duluth Art Institute's gallery in the Union Depot.
I am always conflicted when I photograph art. Sometimes I try to create, interpret, or add something to the scene I am photographing; at other times, my role is only to document. If this photo is appealing, the credit is due to the original artist, and not to to me as the photographer. But in this case, who is the artist? I have taken a photograph of a photograph, and the original art is ink designs on a live human being. And the model, far from being a blank canvas, is art and also artist. Confusing.