Ben Grillo Photography Show. State of Grace Tattoo.
i first saw this guy at a tattoo convention in hollywood back in 2009. his sick back piece of a cholo looking samurai, won some award that day. that weekend he tattooed a really good friend of mine and that's when i started following ben grillo. what stuck out in his portfolio were all the cool tattoos he did that were about the size of a coin, with mega detail to them. he was and still is a regular guest artist with the folks at state of grace. then i followed him on instagram.

so as i kept shooting, i've found a niche in photography where i was shooting a lot of tattoo related stuff. and ben grillo was doing the same thing and i immediately became a fan. his photography in general is really clean and inspirational to me as a photographer. his black and white photos encourage me to keep grinding and finding ways to get my black and white photographs the way i like them. a particular composition i'm attracted to, high contrast, and sharp. 

so when i saw he was having a photo show at state of grace, it was a no brainer, i just had to go. it's always a great thing to meet inspiration in person.

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jay adams. rest in power.
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mr. grillo and i.
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Incline Gallery. Ascension.
made a quick visit to this gallery for a show curated by the home skillet andres guerrero of the guerrero gallery. a fun group of artists covered the walls with a ramp leading up homie hang time, chill sessions, and beeeer! but i didn't have beer, sad face. go check the show!

incline gallery.
766 valencia st.
sf, ca 94110

come on up.
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lucien shapiro.
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going up.
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going up.
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richard coleman.
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bill mcright.
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tim diet.
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victor reyes.
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ryan del la hoz.
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and back down.
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Night Night.
about two weeks ago a good friend of mine had his first solo show as an artist at the spoke art gallery. and it's about damn time! dude is really good and finally he got his chance. after a number of groups shows, i hope this solo show is one of many more. go peep his website here and his etsy here. so peep his work, buy some patches, wear his pin, and please tell him the sciolist dot com directed you to his cools goods so he'll hook me up with free stuff for promoting his art. word to your mother!

dennis brown aka bagger43 aka 143.
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Gap Inc.
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turned out great.
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friends.
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POV.
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POV.
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the details.
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cool art bro.
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backbones.
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Blacks and Whites.
paper goods.
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a cool cool beverage. 
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forever young.
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*just a few things at the cannery row antique mall in monterey.