The Art of the Mug Shot

Years ago Chris Crites saw a book of black and white crime photographs from the past and found it amazing. The characters and crime scenes looked like surreal glimpses into the history of human interaction. Much more intriguing for him were the mug shots. He tries to bring new life to these practically discarded portraits of criminal and human history. Using an everyday, disposable item as the surface gives new life to the bag as well. It is his hope to get people thinking about the past, their present, and how we all affect both.
View more of Chris's work here.