My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck.
Matt is now stationed at Jayne Doe tattoo studio in Essex, and if you’re nearby and looking for tattoos I would definitely recommend you check him out. You can see more of Matt’s amazing work and follow him on Instagram. Another great shot after the break with elements of the original drawing.
This Is Fly has wowed us with its awesome stories, photography, and unique style for several years now. The February/March issue is no exception, with great features and contributors such as Nate Luke, Brad Bohen, Brendan McCarthy, and the boys from Troutification.
This crazy boat re-defines trolling. This unusual creation is designed by artist Julien Berthier and is just one of many odd creations he has done. The boat, named Love-love, looks like it’s sinking, but actually has a motor that makes it fully functional. No word on how it maneuvers, but I’m guessing not terribly well!
Love-love is the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object.
We are definitely big fans of the incredible artwork of Mike Savlen. His latest piece, “Vanishing Native” is one of my favorites and is available as part of a limited run.
Steelhead Fly Fishing Expressionist Fine art print by renowned Fly fishing & Sport Fishing artist Savlen. This piece was painted in an effort to help the Wild Steelhead Coalition raise awareness about the declining numbers of wild steelhead returning to our watersheds each year. Although initially I thought about painting a strong broadside composition of one of the most beautiful, powerful and challenging fish anglers pursue, I decided it simply wouldn’t say anything about their fragile situation. So after going through a lot of compositions and much contemplation I decided instead to take a minimalist approach, focusing on just the impression of this powerful fish fading into the background and unfortunately if left unchecked, oblivion.
This is a Limited Original giclée on canvas. Each piece is created the same size as the original, using the highest quality pigmented inks and canvas. Designed to last over 200 years, under normal lighting conditions. Savlen then paints on each piece in acrylic, in some cases changing colors in areas, shifting highlights or adding small unique details and brush texturing with the same attention to detail as on his original paintings. Savlen then personally signs, numbers and inspects each limited original to make certain every one meets his high standard of excellence.