The Scars to Prove It

Perryman and Perryman


There’s going to be a reckoning. A new generation of gifted, intelligent and self-aware tattooists is set to reclaim the reputation of an industry. Artist Paul King is ready to make his mark. But first, there’s blood to spill.


Creativity is often its own reward. This ongoing collaboration with photographer Saul Perryman (yep, he’s my twin brother), is a self-initiated exercise in craft and expression. Our aim is to understand and document the experiences of people who don’t work a typical 9-5. These are creative, inspiring and passionate individuals dedicated to their craft. We capture a glimpse of their lives the struggles and triumphs of taking a path less trodden. It’s a concept we developed together and we take equal responsibility in researching our subjects and arranging the shoots and interviews.


When preparing for the interviews, my aim is to devise intriguing questions that elicit unusual, candid and fascinating responses. I always conduct in-depth background research on the interviewee and the field in which they work.


This is a very different style of writing. The output is journalistic, long-form editorial articles. The articles are narrative driven, each telling a compelling story about a life less ordinary. They capture the unique character of the person, acting as a companion piece to the photography.



editorial, journalism