Living Picture Books Portraits of a Tattooing Passion 1878 - 1952

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Remembered and Photographed by Herbert Hoffman
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Born in Pomerania in 1919, Hoffmann is today a legend. In 1949, when he returned from four years in a Russian prisoner-of-war camp, Herbert Hoffmann resolved to find the tattooed people he had once known, who had been shining examples to him, and in the truest sense of the word - to 'capture' them. Over three decades the amateur with his Rolleiflex took portrait photographs of almost 400 tattooed people, born between 1878 and 1952. Herbert Hoffman passed away June 30, 2010.This beautiful book lovingly collects those portraits of the heavily tattooed people and their personal stories. In English and German.

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Published in 2000 by Memoria Pulp. (Oversized)
9 3/4 x 13 1/2, Hard Cover with dust jacket
280 pages., Out of print