frauenfelder — 2013-10-16T15:36:37-04:00 — #1
brainspore — 2013-10-16T15:47:07-04:00 — #2
The Justice & Police Museum of Sydney, Australia has a collection of "special photographs" of criminals from the 1920s.
I thought Australia just took mug shots of all new arrivals as they got off the boat.
(I kid! Actually, I had a great-great-grandfather who fled to Australia for a time to escape his creditors in England.)
thespeculator — 2013-10-16T15:55:43-04:00 — #3
These are great photos, so beyond mug shots. I animated these and wrote some music to go with them a while back:
spunkytws — 2013-10-16T16:09:07-04:00 — #4
That really was incredible. Thank you.
kpkpkp — 2013-10-16T16:20:10-04:00 — #5
ashen_victor — 2013-10-16T16:39:32-04:00 — #6
kimmo — 2013-10-16T17:06:20-04:00 — #7
fred_davis — 2013-10-16T17:27:01-04:00 — #8
Yeah I remember seeing these go around a while back. Still really great stuff. It would also appear that whoever did some Boardwalk Empire promotion riffed off these as well. Check it: http://www.rickey.org/boardwalk-empire-season-4-poster/
niktemadur — 2013-10-16T18:57:22-04:00 — #9
At first this fluky barlow struck me as a sharpshooting weed and the frog's eyebrows, then again she could be a low-lid face pushing tomato with munitions.
teapot — 2013-10-16T19:17:44-04:00 — #10
Ya... by Mark no less.
sydlivmus — 2013-10-16T20:12:11-04:00 — #11
Nice work, such a great way to display the images.
You can find more about the stories behind these images here: blogs.hht.net.au/cityofshadows/how-we-created-the-city-of-shadows/
kimmo — 2013-10-17T03:33:48-04:00 — #12
Hah, maybe those guys should see what we see when we post a thread:
Have you searched for a similar post? Or whatever it says.
michael_r_smith — 2013-10-17T04:38:13-04:00 — #13
I think the roots of cyberpunk are in 1920s Noir.
justin_r — 2013-10-17T05:27:30-04:00 — #14
I think it makes a lot of sense for the police to want to see someone in a natural pose, rather than standing woodenly for the camera. It helps give a sense of the person's personality and physicality, making them more recogniseable next time.
frauenfelder — 2013-10-21T15:36:39-04:00 — #15
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