frauenfelder at October 16th, 2013 15:36 — #1
brainspore at October 16th, 2013 15:47 — #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 at October 16th, 2013 15:55 — #3
These are great photos, so beyond mug shots. I animated these and wrote some music to go with them a while back:
spunkytws at October 16th, 2013 16:09 — #4
That really was incredible. Thank you.
kpkpkp at October 16th, 2013 16:20 — #5
ashen_victor at October 16th, 2013 16:39 — #6
kimmo at October 16th, 2013 17:06 — #7
fred_davis at October 16th, 2013 17:27 — #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 at October 16th, 2013 18:57 — #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 at October 16th, 2013 19:17 — #10
Ya... by Mark no less.
sydlivmus at October 16th, 2013 20:12 — #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 at October 17th, 2013 03:33 — #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 at October 17th, 2013 04:38 — #13
I think the roots of cyberpunk are in 1920s Noir.
justin_r at October 17th, 2013 05:27 — #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 at October 21st, 2013 15:36 — #15
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