Inia Taylor, Tattoo Artist

To tell stories about artists  in a non-pretentious manner was the brief for this multi-award winning show ‘The Living Room’. I made 15 films on different artists around the world -flying solo – a one man crew with 5 cameras.

This film is from my homeland, New Zealand. I followed Inia Taylor, moko artist (the Maori word for tattoo ) to Brasil to show how moko used to be done, with a whale tooth.

An absolute pleasure to work on, shooting different formats, DV, 8 &16mm film and editing each film myself, a labour of love.