With Afterlife I wanted to make something that showed everything I would want to see in a publication, with a high focus on art and philosophy, alongside process-based photographs, from sketches all the way to final tattoos, and also portraits of the artists in their daily environments. For Volume I and Volume II, I wanted an artist I trusted and looked up to to go along on this ride with me. Joey Prince is that person, an outstanding photographer and documentarian. Once Joey agreed to do this project with me, I knew we were on a good track. That brought us to finding our designer and visual-content person, Christopher Dang, amazingly open to ideas and such a talented and creative designer and artist in his own right. Once we had the ball rolling with the help of many of our friends/coworkers/families we saught out the advice of David Skolkin. David generously took on the role of project overseer and made the book what it is today.
We are all beyond excited to share this project with you, and look forward to many more volumes to come!
– Zac Scheinbaum
Zac Scheinbaum was born in Santa Fe, NM. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the College of Santa Fe. He apprenticed to tattoo under Mark Vigil at Four Star Tattoo in Santa Fe. He currently resides in San Francisco CA, and is proud to call Seventh Son Tattoo his Home. He Previously worked at Kings Avenue Tattoo and SAVED tattoo.
Joey Prince was born in Boston, MA, and grew up in Santa Fe, NM. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Vice, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, and more.
Christopher Dang is a multidisciplinary designer with 11+ years of experience in illustration, branding, graphic design, apparel design, and UX/UI design for web & mobile products. He's currently living the life illustrating for Trello and splitting his time between NYC, FL, and Tokyo.
David Skolkin's career began in New York City working in the studio of one of the top book designers in the publishing industry. While in New York he designed and art directed book and exhibition projects for most of the major art book publishers as well as museums and art institutions in New York and around the country.