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Being cynical is easy when being deep is so shallow

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Things are swinging

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Smooth Criminals

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by pictureplane


A couple of photos from an album of 1920s criminals. From a description on one of the photos:

This picture is one of a series of around 2500 “special photographs” taken by New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1960. These “special photographs” were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station, Sydney and are, as curator Peter Doyle explains, of “men and women recently plucked from the street, often still animated by the dramas surrounding their apprehension”. Doyle suggests that, compared with the subjects of prison mug shots, “the subjects of the Special Photographs seem to have been allowed – perhaps invited – to position and compose themselves for the camera as they liked. Their photographic identity thus seems constructed out of a potent alchemy of inborn disposition, personal history, learned habits and idiosyncrasies, chosen personal style

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 6, 2010 by pictureplane

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Any old iron?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by pictureplane

“Le Pretre Mansion” New Orleans built 1835

Public Library of Cincinnati built 1874

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Beach Party

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 15, 2010 by pictureplane

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