i collect mug shots. nobody famous.
'Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots'
published by Steidl/Kasher, October 2006
now posting from new york city
thanks 劉曉莉 for the pro account!
- Mugshots archive 188 photos, 33 members
- GRAFFITI AWARDS! (Worldwide) 18,777 photos, 3,004 members
- I'm the Center, you're my Periphery 2,403 photos, 291 members
- Urban Art Photo-Contest 2010 342 photos, 227 members
- The Vintage Man 6,303 photos, 317 members
- GRAF RAG 3,339 photos, 390 members
- Collectibles vs Digital! 16,906 photos, 4,054 members
- Beautifuldecay.com Creative Pic Pool! 63,533 photos, 2,238 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 427,436 photos, 103,575 members
- Streetsy.com 495,926 photos, 6,303 members
- Art For Lovers 1,426 photos, 69 members
- ReUse Project 3 309 photos, 1,052 members
- FAKE STENCILS 755 photos, 2,164 members
- Molto Bella 8,992 photos, 1,132 members
- HCP SPIN5: Flashdance! 51 photos, 31 members
- great moments in voyeurism 223 photos, 56 members
- numb... 702 photos, 25 members
- awakestudio 1,863 photos, 11 members
- **Punctum** 3,215 photos, 586 members
- DISOBEY: Global Civil Disobedience Thru Public Art Action 21 photos, 958 members
- Constructing Co-Existence: A Global Street Art Movement 160 photos, 2,351 members
- sten 223 photos, 312 members
- A goodbye kiss, you dog 474 photos, 1,093 members
- Knocking On The Door Of Your Panic System 1,171 photos, 239 members
- diane arbus 1,140 photos, 450 members
- Spotlight Seven 282 photos, 921 members
- Truth missing [INVITE ONLY] 462 photos, 1,186 members
- We say NO to VIDEOS on FLICKR 907 photos, 22,934 members
- Vintage Photos of Television Screens 101 photos, 71 members
- 2008 Presidential Election 10,772 photos, 1,314 members
- Abolish Death Penalty 496 photos, 150 members
- Flickr Wow (2 posts per day please) 74,925 photos, 3,976 members
- Tell a story in 5 frames (Visual story telling) 195 photos, 12,722 members
- antropo-socio-psico-cultural-Flickr - Dinamiche Flickriane 12,761 photos, 995 members
- FUCKIN GODDAMN SHIT! 13 photos, 13 members
- Collab Showlab 1,523 photos, 379 members
- Defaced Photos (Vintage) 77 photos, 62 members
- Ieri e oggi / Yesterday and today 374 photos, 98 members
- *Paper Museum 91,665 photos, 3,446 members
- Bending Light 12,698 photos, 3,498 members
- Portrait Portrait Portrait (Read THE RULE).....yes because there 73,149 photos, 5,422 members
- ELC 3,094 photos, 57 members
- Wooster Collective 497,930 photos, 6,914 members
- City Stickers 64,424 photos, 2,869 members
- **A Big Fave (Invite Only)-Post 1/Fave or Comment 2 494,304 photos, 63,142 members
- Artists Without Borders 131,570 photos, 4,620 members
- perfect imperfection 2,655 photos, 223 members
- Images of Communism 15,124 photos, 1,774 members
- Type Specimen 5,207 photos, 961 members
- Free Shi Tao (Yahoo!'s political prisoner) 60 photos, 177 members
11th December, 2009
Annene von Durchgerockt says:
"Mark does himself a disservice when he says “i collect mug shots.” He’s a curator of mugs and he makes mugs happen when he makes collages happen.
We don’t talk about the human face enough on Flickr but that’s okay because we have Least Wanted to show us how the human face can be dissected over and over again."
13th June, 2009
"this stream may be the darkest and most intense in the entire flickr universe....i find it difficult to look at for any length of time...which ironically...is why i enjoy it so much"
19th April, 2009
"mr. mark michaelson is one of my favorites."
4th March, 2009
Mark Madeo says:
"this man shows me how close I am to nobody.
nobody famous, nobody seen, nobody heard, nobody wanted.
and somehow, I come away feeling a little more human."
25th March, 2008
"He likes these sad criminals...and that is heartwarming."
21st February, 2008
"I'm going to fave this one image as a univeral FAVE for ALL your wonderful documents and your effort to keep them archived and alive. Your Flickrsite is magnificent. I should write you a testimonial with exactly those words and after Monday, I will. Oh Pshaw...why not NOW."
12th October, 2007
Samantha West says:
29th September, 2007
[brett walker] says:
"totally brilliant,i love this mans dedication
vision and creative tenacity.
and now a book published by stiedl
the best photobook makers on the planet.
mark should have a courthouse named after
9th September, 2006
6th May, 2006
Frank Lavigne says:
"It's a Real pleasure maybe a RARE chance to look at a fantastic collection for FREE! and with LARGER scan..
4th May, 2006
"As we see people who are more than numbers from the past, I think he reminds us on a daily basis to see the Least Wanted with fresh eyes in the present as well. Captivating, addictive and all too human."
5th September, 2005
"Mark fucking RULES !"
1st July, 2005
"Mark's is the first collection of Flickr photos that has truly captivated me. This is powerful stuff. Thanks to Norm for the intro."
4th June, 2005
- mark michaelson
- March 2005
- markmichaelson [at] mindspring.com