FST: On the Shoulders of Giants

Stewart Robson has spent the past two years being even busier than he normally is, putting together a four part film. The film is based on the legendary Frith Street Tattoo, where he works with some of the best tattooers in the world. Now, he finally has a trailer for the project! From his Vimeo page:

Spread across four parts, Stewart interviews resident tattooers, guest artists, customers, and staff to offer a glimpse into what makes Frith Street Tattoo tick. With no candy-coating, the FST crew shares their views on tattoos, the people who do them, the people who get them, and the world of tattooing in general.

Entirely self-produced, directed, and edited, this film stands as an honest portrayal of Frith Street Tattoo in 2012 and 2013.

The whole thing looks super exciting, and I really can’t wait to see it. For something that’s self-produced, directed, and edited by someone who doesn’t work in film at all, it looks absolutely amazing. Stewart also has a blog for the film which has excerpts from those who are in the film, such as the tattooers who come to FST, and some of their regular customers. I’d recommend giving the blog a good read, though perhaps not if you’re busy, because you’ll find you read the whole thing like a good book. You can see the blog here.

So far, the only indication we have on a release date is ‘late 2013’, as mentioned in the trailer. Stewart mentioned on his blog that the four parts may go online for free for a limited time, and then afterwards you can buy them on DVD. So, I’ll make sure you guys are aware when it’s online so you don’t miss out!

Here’s the trailer:


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