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Nik Dolding's 'Wanted' Series Takes a Trip Back to the 1920s

By: Paul Maccarone - Published: Aug 2, 2013 • References: nickdolding and mymodernmet
The great thing about these vintage mugshots is that they show just how powerful of a tool photography really is. You can manipulate images in a way that mimics all sorts of different time periods. Nik Dolding's 'Wanted' series is a wonderful portrayal of the criminals from a different time-period.

The photography series was inspired by the book 'Least Wanted,' which was written by Mark Michaelson. These encapsulating images really capture the essence of the 1920s with their blank-eyed stares and rough, almost gritty composition. The makeup and wardrobe for the shoot was done amazingly well as it transports the subjects back in time. It's easy to imagine that a 'David the Hammer' or a 'Bruce the Butcher' are within these images.