July 27, 2009

Early Sydney Mug Shots

If mug shots still looked this good, I think I'd go break the law just to have a nice portrait done. Again with the form and function and one following the other and all that. These were mostly taken by police photographers for the simple purpose of getting a clean picture of the accused, and a decent full body pic as well, that's it. But, a century and some odd years later, and you got a real nice looking series of artistic portraits. Check out the style some of these cons are throwing down. Breaking the law just isn't as chic as it used to be, now is it?

Is it me, or does the guy toward the middle look like he could be Christopher Moltisanti's great grandfather?