Tattoo artist Gene Coffey on creativity, originality, and addiction

Gene Coffey comes clean about his struggle to establish a creative practice that satisfies both his artistic compulsions and his financial needs. In this micro-doc, we visit Gene’s Long Island City studio for a frank discussion about his unique watercolor tattoo style, the perils of addiction, and what it means to be an artist.

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Gene Coffey comes clean about his struggle to establish a creative practice that satisfies both his artistic compulsions and his financial needs. In this micro-doc, we visit Gene’s Long Island City studio for a frank discussion about his unique watercolor tattoo style, the perils of addiction, and what it means to be an artist.

Read the pre-shoot interview text here.

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Roderick Angle is a photographer and filmmaker based in New York City.

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