Baxter's Blog


Posted in Road Trip Stuff by misterroadtripper on January 26, 2011


Just posted on my website…. a story about the early days and a Tip of the Week about portrait tattoos!

Bob Baxter’s TATTOO TALK

In my very first Editor’s Comment way back in May of 1997, I told about a hotel that I regularly visited in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In my excitement to involve friends in my new adventure, I called to book reservations for a two-day stay and an on-site photo shoot of local tattooed people. When I explained my intent, the manager suggested I book accommodations elsewhere. “We’d rather not have tattooed people on the premises,” she said.

The second example involved a photographer who did fabulous, dream-sequence photos. I though that her lush, hand-painted prints would establish a different look to the magazine, and offer an enterprising photographer like herself the perfect venue for experimentation. “Send me see a copy of your publication,” she told me. I did, and, a few days letter, got a note, saying, simply, “Not for me.”

Screw ’em!


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  1. Click Here said, on January 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Very good mission. Carry on to keep writing!

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