Tag Archives: Fashion

Redefining Beauty: Women with Ink

12 Dec

inked photography by AG PhotographyPhotograph by AG Photography

Women with Tattoos

Traditional wisdom and most of the popular media today tells us what is beauty. We are bombarded with it every time we turn on the TV or go through the grocery store checkout line and see all of the beauty magazines. The ideal image is the the perfect woman is different to many, and today a new form of beauty is emerging. This is ink. Expressing yourself through tattoos can be both beautiful and creative artwork on your skin. What once was reserved for outcast and punks is now commonplace. One poll actually showed that 59 percent of women have tattoos. A number that has even surpassed men, of which only 40 percent of have.

Now that the majority of women actually have some ink on their body what does that mean for the public perception of women with tattoos, and is there a thing as too much? There really is no hard answer, but one thing is for certain, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there is a growing number of eyes that think ink is beautiful.

There are even a growing number of celebrities that are getting tattoos, such as: Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. Yet the list does not stop, but even continues on to even include the former Disney stars such as Miley Cyrus. With all of this attention it mean that ink as a form of expression is growing and becoming more ingrained into the popular culture of the world. While the number of people using ink to express themselves has grown over the years, if you think back only a little while, this was not always the story. Many businesses even still discriminate against hiring people with tattoos, both legally and illegally. Just ask yourself when was the last time you saw a banker or powerful business woman with a visible tattoo, you probably can’t.

Photographing Ink

Just because tattoos may not be ideal for the woman trying to make it in the world of business, it doesn’t shut all doors. One industry in particular is now wide open for those of the fairer sex with ink. This is the fashion industry. Sure there are still a lot of gigs that want the typical model type, but there is also a growing number of publication designed specifically to show of their artwork on their skin. Obviously there some of the bigger ones are Inked Magazine or Inked Girls, but there are also tons of places on the internet for models that are not afraid to show of their ink. Also if you have a lot of tattoos and would like to get into modeling, I’m sure that there are tons of great photographers that are always looking for that edge in their work.


Hair and Make-up – Fashion Photography.

23 Nov

When doing a fashion shoot one thing is true, hair and make-up can make or break the shoot. Having a great fashion photographer and an outstanding model is one thing, but when you really want to kick it up a notch a photo shoot can quickly become a full scale production.  Don’t get me wrong, the photographer and model are essential, but you can get an entire different look and feel when hair and make-up are used to enhance the shoot.  Below are some pictures taken by one of my favorite photographers: AG Photography.

fashion photography by AG Photography

fashion photography by AG Photography

fashion photography by AG Photography

fashion photography by AG Photography

fashion photography by AG Photography

I just wanted to share some of these photos because I think they really show the creative side of fashion photography.  So if you are an aspiring photographer or model, just remember, taking a great picture really takes a team of people coming together to show their creativity through their own mediums.

AG Photography has moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona

20 Nov

Fashion photographer Ashley Gompert has changed locations to Sierra Vista, AZ.  If you have not already seen some of her work you must check out her fashion photography portfolio online at AG Photography.  AG has been recognized as an excellent photographer and has been published in numerous fashion magazines.  When AG is behind the camera you know that what comes out will be a work of art.  In addition to just shooting models and fashion, AG is also comfortable with weddings, senior portriats, and boudoir photography.

Here are a couple works of art from her photography portfolio:


Fashion Photography by AG


Fashion Photography by AG