Images by Bill Chin
Notables from the worlds of art, media, fashion, etc. gathered Thursday evening for the opening of Reka Nyari’s Ink Stories at the BlackBook Presents gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The eminent photographer (she’s shot for the likes of Vogue, Tatler, Vanity Fair) was making her Brooklyn debut, after exhibiting previously from Manhattan to Amsterdam, Toronto to Hong Kong.
Ink Stories is a stunning collection of images of empowered, tattooed women from around the world, each with a riveting back story told in ink, with their bodies as the canvas.
“I like to portray women who are edgy, sexy, and strong,” Nyari says of the exhibition. “I like to be truthful while instigating curiosity for the unknown. I see the world as dark and beautiful and full of interesting stories.”
Tattoo artist Carmen Figueroa was on hand for impromptu inkings, and copies of Nyari’s stunning, 225 page monograph Geisha Ink were on sale at the gallery. Catering for the evening was by Jonathan Weizmann’s Gastronome, while sponsors included T. Edward Wines / Henry Varnay Rosé, SOTO Sake, and Gem & Bolt Mezcal.
Ink Stories will be on show at BlackBook Presents through February 20.