Celebrated Incarceration

Prison life enters marketing as demand for consumer rebellion rises

Implications - As the cultural attitude toward law breaking becomes more lax with specific regard to media and celebrity culture, trouble with the law and being sent to prison is being rebranded as acceptable, tasteful and even celebratory market-wide. This acceptance of shortcomings welcomes those on the sidelines of society back into relevancy and lowers the standard for acceptable behavior amidst younger generations. A fascination with incarceration signifies a true extension and fruition of the "bad boy" image that has been played up previously, but never idolized in such blatancy.
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Death Row Meal Photography - This Henry Hargreaves Photography Series is Beautifully Compassionate
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Viral 23,952 Clicks Pub: Feb 17, 14
Death Row Meal Photography
This Henry Hargreaves Photography Series is Beautifully Compassionate
This beautiful Henry Hargreaves photography series recreates the last meals of death row inmates for his new melancholic ‘No Seconds’ photo series. Capturing what they ate in a no-... [More]
Thought-Provoking Prisoner Portraits - This Series by Trent Bell Features Prisoners Sharing Warnings
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V. Hot 6,932 Clicks Pub: Feb 27, 14
Thought-Provoking Prisoner Portraits
This Series by Trent Bell Features Prisoners Sharing Warnings
Talented photographer Trent Bell is behind the ‘Reflect Project’, which features hardened inmates writing heartfelt letters of warning to their past selves. This intense portrait series... [More]
Luxurious Law-Breaking Editorials - Carol Ribeiro Breaks all the Rules for OF Magazine
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Warm 7,428 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 13
Luxurious Law-Breaking Editorials
Carol Ribeiro Breaks all the Rules for OF Magazine August 2013
Rules were made to be broken when it comes to the fashion industry, and OF Magazine August 2013 issue takes that theme literally. The subject—or jailbird—of this editorial is Carol... [More]
Prison-Simulating Hotels - The Karosta Prison Hotel Immerses You in the Life of a Prisoner
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Warm 5,391 Clicks Pub: Jun 18, 13
Prison-Simulating Hotels
The Karosta Prison Hotel Immerses You in the Life of a Prisoner
Instead of committing a crime to experience jail, you can visit the Karosta Prison Hotel instead. Previously a 20th-century military jail, the prison has now been converted into a hotel. Adventurous... [More]
Imprisoned Model Commercials - This Louis Vuitton 2013 Ad is Paradoxical
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Mild 898 Clicks Pub: Mar 29, 13
Imprisoned Model Commercials
This Louis Vuitton 2013 Ad is Paradoxical
Every so often, a paradox is the underlying concept to an artist’s work; it’s a facet they want to explore to engage their audience. Louis Vuitton collaborated with John Wright to... [More]
Elegant Prison Editorials - This Elle Editorial Features The Stars of 'Orange is The New Black'
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Mild 1,695 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 14
Elegant Prison Editorials
This Elle Editorial Features The Stars of 'Orange is The New Black'
This chic Elle editorial features the stars of the hit show ‘Orange is The New Black.’ These stunning stars trade in their orange jumpsuits for some elegant evening wear in these... [More]