I recently came across this awesome gallery of old criminal mugshots from the 20s. I love how there is old writing, tattered edges, and they are shot so casually yet elegantly…and they’re all criminals. Whats crazy is these mugshots are shot in the style that the trendiest of photographers are shooting now. Funny how these things come around full circle. Also, you just CANNOT get the same effects with digital. As always, some of my favorties…(click the images for hi-res)
These photos kind of inspired me to try my hand at portraiture again. We shall see. I really love all the edges and writing, I might just have to try my hand at doing one myself.
Come across anything cool lately? Tell me all about it!