Jersey City Photographer
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Richie-Rich

The attic of the shed is half tattoo shop, part kitchen, part living room.

 

Richie-Rich is busy. His two young boys keep on interrupting, door swinging open--all freckles and incessant questions. Richie makes them leave. There is a string of people waiting their turn, half of them smoking. His wife, Amber, gets up from the lightbox to close the door. They thunder down the stairs, laughing.

 

He's been tattooing for years and he fills his chair mostly by word of mouth. Go to Richie, he's the best.

 

Richie Rich will do ya good. 


 Richie's sons Boog and Jordyn run around in the yard.

Richie's sons Boog and Jordyn run around in the yard.

 Richie tattoos a customer.

Richie tattoos a customer.

 Ian takes a smoke break during his session.

Ian takes a smoke break during his session.

 Boog and Jordyn pile on top of Richie.

Boog and Jordyn pile on top of Richie.

 Richie sketches out tattoo ideas.

Richie sketches out tattoo ideas.

 A husband holds on to his wife's hand as Richie covers up an old tattoo.

A husband holds on to his wife's hand as Richie covers up an old tattoo.

 Boog, bathed in golden light.

Boog, bathed in golden light.

 Jordyn & Boog swing around in the yard.

Jordyn & Boog swing around in the yard.

 Jordyn sleeps.

Jordyn sleeps.

 Boog watches as Richie combs his hair.

Boog watches as Richie combs his hair.

 Richie smokes in his pool.

Richie smokes in his pool.

 Blankets and chairs create a fort in the yard.

Blankets and chairs create a fort in the yard.

 Jordyn kisses Boog goodnight.

Jordyn kisses Boog goodnight.