Location: New York
We are interested in recreating mugshots from the late 1800s because we noticed the way the prisoners seemed apathetic while getting their pictures taken. Some were smoking cigarettes, others in the middle of a conversation. The rules were clearly lax in these institutions, giving the subjects more opportunity to show their character. Other times mugshots of children stood out to us – they received harsh judgments for minor crimes. It seemed unfair, and the pain in their eyes spoke to us. Women and those in poverty are also seen with various emotions and expressions. Some of them were irreverent, and those are the main subjects we want to focus on. Those who stuck their tongues out, flicked their cigarettes in the direction of the police, who
stared down the camera until they burned a hole through the lens.
We will shoot subjects who represent ideas that are being arrested. For example, a veteran amputee who is in bad condition because he can’ t get the right healthcare from the VA’ s office or the child soldier who represents glorification of patriotism and nationalism. Another, an older gentleman with dark circles and ashen face from years of toxic work as a coal minor. These, along with many others in our series, are all topics of discussion in today’ s newspapers and conversations. We want to show the physical damage that comes from oppressing ideas and innovation, of respecting individual freedom and boundaries between state and church, and of our rights as humans.
The topics we will focus on are: Immigration Policy and Nationalism, Energy, Blue Collar Work, Military, Propaganda, Trade, Xenophobia.
Models/ actors we are looking for are diverse: Veterans, Child Soldiers, Law Enforcement, Elderly Man or Woman and an Immigrant. If you think you fit any of these ” stereotypes” please send me your images along with age/ height/ etc.
We LOVE scars and dramatic facial features.
Photographer: www. instagram. com/ frenchgold
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: New York
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2017-12-01
This casting notice was posted by: Mugshots and Our Society