Originally the project was just applying black electrical tape to compliment the curves on the subject. It has grown much more from just taping the body. now recognized as a new form of art, it is being featured on not only bodies but pretty much anything the tape can stick too. Due to the high demand the black tape project continues to reinvent itself.. With limitless possibilities the black tape project has attracted the attention of great artist, recording artist and photographers around the world.. In 5 short months the black tape project has been featured in several magazines world wide and invited to tape dancers for international Dj’s such as Carl Cox and Steve Aoki. Show cased in countless events and night clubs from Fetish Factory to Mansion night club and soon a few surprises by Joel Alvarez as he reinvents the black tape project in phase 2 and phase 3 soon to be released.
The black tape project is the creation of Joel Alvarez. obviously not the first person to apply electrical tape on the body but non the less a true artistic pioneer of our time with his innovative use and designs. Joel has always been involved in the arts. countless awards in art during his school years to the preforming arts after high school, break dancing and fire acts for events and videos.. now as a young photographer in this world polluted with anyone with a camera his style and creativity has allowed him to stand out just enough to be recognized
Joel Alvarez was commissioned to shoot a model whose idea to be wrapped in the black electrical tape in the beginning of his photography career in 2008. Although he was not taken by the unoriginal idea of randomly wrapping tape on the body at first, he stuck with it and began to cultivate one of kind designs with black electrical tape. Creating his own techniques to anchor tape in strategic locations to control the curves and the lines of the tape and keep the integrity of the design. He has been able to create intricate and unique designs on each of his models.
Joel says, "My inspiration, being able to compliment the curves on the body by adding strategically placed lines. The eyes like to follow the lines." Boy is he ever correct.
The Black Tape Project is working together with Nightlife Kings, Inc and A Dream Group to bring the performance to The V of Tampa Bay. Nightlife Kings, Inc have been a major player in the field of nightlife promotions in the Tampa and St. Pete club scene. They are offering a great ticket price for the event. Only $10 for general admission if you buy your tickets early. Ticket are on sale now and may be purchased here. http://theblacktapeproject.eventbrite.com/
The V is also offering specials to go with the special event night. $5 Cocktails, $5 Martinis, $5 Shots and $5 Sushi until 1am. These deals can not be beat. You have the opportunity to see an extravagant show, have upscale drinks and food all in one Venue.
This will be a Friday night that goes down in Clearwater history. Don't miss it. If you would like to see a sample of what will be shown at The V on August 3rd 2012 here is a link to a past YouTube Video Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/
Be sure to stay in touch with the Nightlife Kings, Inc. social network. They can be found on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/