Civil Rights Era Mugshots


I am continuing with my latest obsession, here is an image based on a mugshot from someone arrested in a civil rights protest in the 1960s.

More From The Mugshot Series

The fun of the mugshot series, is the frozen moment feel of it. The faces are often emotionless but, the style of clothing and hairstyles and accessories tell so much about the period in which it occurred. Also, in the final images I incorporated swatch backgrounds inspired by textile patterns of the era. This will be a continuing project.