Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Miya Bailey Q&A "Part 4"

Miya Bailey QnA Pt 4 from artemus jenkins on Vimeo.

The 4th QnA of the series features Miya speaking on African-Americans and religion, as well as his short lived period as a 9-5er

Monday, January 24, 2011

Harriet Tubman Tattoo

For 2011.. I really want to focus on doing more soulful portrait style pieces.... Mixed with a touch of abstract fine art...going to Paris really inspired my art in a different way... I really hope people embrace this style.. For example I want to do a Ray Charles piece..funkadelic colors... As if you were tripping off shrooms....I get excited thinking about it...I Just want to create new styles so I don't get bored...please don't limit your ideas based off what you think I can't do... I study ALL styles of tattooing... I just have to put my own twist to it... So in the honor of the soldier Harriet Tubman... I let her spirit guide me in this tattoo... This piece is very special to me...once it's healed.. I will get one of my photographer buddies to shoot it... And thanks Kevin for being my canvas.. Much love & respect bruh

Friday, January 14, 2011

Color Outside the Lines: Sophie

We finished up Sophie's scenes in the film...I'm getting more & more excited about this film.. AJ is really on point... I'm so glad we partnered up on this project.. Color Outside the Lines.. Coming SOON!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

J is for Junkie [Trailer]

J is for Junkie [Trailer] in the words of Corey Davis....

“This is my first serious attempt at film making… Growing up I never had a father, because he was out running the streets getting high… Right around the time I was born, the mid 80’s, African-American communities across the country was struck by the crack epidemic. Which robbed us our prideful culture and instantly perverted it into a counter-culture where playgrounds became warzones and families were destroyed.

Growing up, I never really respected junkies… I Just always knew they couldn’t be trusted and they made fucked up decisions… But one day in October, I decided to start filming a group crack addicts in Atlanta who live outside in a small cove behind a Texaco, infamously dubbed as the “Living Room” who share their stories and tell us what it’s like to live with a deadly addiction to crack-cocaine. Their stories would change me forever…” [Directed by Corey Davis]

Corey Davis film debut: J is for Junkie

The words of Corey Davis on his film...
In October, 2010 I began shooting a documentary called J is for Junkie about a group crack addicts in Atlanta who live outside in a small cove behind a Texaco, infamously dubbed as the “Living Room.” I spent 3 days interviewing and shadowing them to get a glimpse into their lives. The film was initially inspired by my father, who has been addicted to crack-cocaine my whole life, but once I finished shooting I realized these peoples stories had changed me forever…

This will be the first in a series of documentaries I’m doing on the marginal people of America called “The Glamor series”. Unfortunately, all I am able to share with you now is this poster art. Stay tuned & enjoy. [Photo by Corey Davis, Design by Mr. Soul]

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I am a Dream Chaser [Movie Trailer]

Trailer for "I Am A Dream Chaser". A documentary featuring 5 people based in Atlanta who are successfully living their DREAM! Directed by Darrick Patterson - dapa Entertainment

Miya Bailey meets MONA LISA

SALE GOSSE 3 from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Miya Bailey and company venture out to the Louvre for selfies with the most mysterious figure of all time. Music by Asston Kusher.

Journey of Mr. Rager

Journey of Mr. Rager from akidnamedGENK on Vimeo.

a documentary for the fans that came with
Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (Deluxe Edition)

Old interview on Kid Cudi on How he Became his dream

Old interview on Kid Cudi on How he Became his dream

City of Ink's 4th Annual Art show: Fri. FEB 25

Just be there!!! Friday FEB. 25, 2011 7pm-11pm the 4th Annual City of Ink anniversary art show... If you are an artist and you feel your art would fit the theme of this art show please call 404-525-4465 1pm-10pm or just email me samples of your paintings, art, etc to:

Testing this thing out..

Tuki turned me on to this new iPhone camera app... It's pretty dope.. It's gives your photos a vintage look.. Thanks for info Bruh... I'm testing this bitch out now..

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Icons by Jim Lee

I was in the comic book store the other day and saw a book from my favorite comic book artist "Jim Lee" I have been following his work since the 90's when he was the artist for X-Men... I collect anything this man does... I only wish he would go back to Marvel Comics with his talent... I'm not a fan of DC comics I can't front.. I was raised on would be a dream come true if he returned back to X-Men again...but I can't be picky so if I have to buy a DC comic just to see the art of Jim Lee so be it... I wanted to buy his book "Icons" but I'm saving up money to open the Brooklyn & DC City of Ink stores... So I had to cut back on my comic books, magazines, sneakers, and even weed...the things we have to give up to stay focused on your dreams & goals... If this book popped up at the shop for me it would REALLY make my day... Hint if your a fan of amazing comic book art... Check out Jim Lee's ICONS. That pencil drawing cover is just beautiful to me!

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Tattoos by Chris McAdoo @ City of Ink

One of City of Ink's founders... Chris Mcadoo has FINALLY launched his website...y'all know I'm excited about this one... Y'all always see me write about Corey, Melvin, Sophie... But Chris has been focusing mostly on his music career...we had a sitdown and told him "to use balance and treat ALL your talents equally" I think he understand the point and yesterday his new tattoo website went up. Lastnight Chris also gave me a sneak preview of his first solo album (Corey Davis been telling me it was a DOPE project but I had to listen to it myself) he did an amazing job... The music fits his lifestyle perfectly.. And he really paints pictures with his words.. They are felt... Chris music sounds pure... NOW if we can only get Chris McAdoo painting AGAIN (4th Annual COI Art show Feb.25) He was always one of my favorite painters..would love to see him attack a canvas the sameway he attacks the mic.... Y'all check out Chris's website out:

To book Chris McAdoo for a tattoo appointment please call: 404-525-4465 1pm-10pm or drop by for a walk-in @ 323 Walker Street, Atlanta GA 30313

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UPDATE: Color Outside the Lines

We have been working hard on the first tattoo film about the lives & struggles of the black tattoo artists nationwide...we named it "Color Outside the Lines" and it will be released later this are a few photos & stills from the film... I will keep you updated.. If you know of any African American tattoo artists you feel should be featured in this movie please email me @ I'm always looking for artist that have their own signature style of custom tattooing..

"Photos by Artemus Jenkins"
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