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

View my photos at bighugelabs.com

thanks 劉曉莉 for the pro account!

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    Gling-Glo says:


    11th December, 2009

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    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

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    www.dnurv.ca says:

    "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

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    chieska says:

    "mr. mark michaelson is one of my favorites."

    4th March, 2009

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    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

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    defekto says:

    "He likes these sad criminals...and that is heartwarming."

    21st February, 2008

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    mrbill78636 says:

    "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

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    Samantha West says:

    "Thank you."

    29th September, 2007

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    [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

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    TRAVIS-roma says:

    "the king!"

    6th May, 2006

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    Frank Lavigne says:

    "It's a Real pleasure maybe a RARE chance to look at a fantastic collection for FREE! and with LARGER scan..
    Thanks Mark."

    4th May, 2006

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    sfrances says:

    "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

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    normanhathaway says:

    "Mark fucking RULES !"

    1st July, 2005

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    Stewf says:

    "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