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Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s by siena scarff

I find this blog post by The Sifter fascinating, take a look. The photographs are beautifully composed and quite striking. 

"The Sifter recently stumbled upon an incredible collection of vintage mugshots housed by the Historic Houses Trust. Many of these intriguing photographs are also accompanied by a description of the person and the crime(s) they have committed. For example, the image above of Mr. William Stanley Moore was taken May 1st, 1925. The caption describes him as: an opium dealer operating with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine. Also a wharf labourer and associates with water front thieves and drug traders."

Source: http://twistedsifter.com/2011/05/vintage-mugshots-from-1920s-black-white/

 

'A million times' by Humans since 1982 by siena scarff

Very mesmerizing. What a stunning installation.

'A million times' by Humans since 1982 from Humans since 1982 on Vimeo.

Humans since 1982 was invited by Design Days Dubai to create a special project for the design fair which takes place 18 - 21 March in Downtown Dubai.
On this special occasion Humans Since 1982 created a 3,44 metre long kinetic clock installation; A million times. The installation is based on almost 300 interconnected analogue clocks. Each clock contains 2 motors to drive the minute and hour-hand independently, creating a choreography. Together, all clocks create one giant display, showcasing customizable texts, patterns and graphics.
With this unique installation Humans since 1982 finalised the clock projects; the clocks escape from its solely pragmatic existence. Usually locked in its functionality to show the time, there is another natural character inherent in an analogue clock. ‘’With its two arms rotating around the centre a clock always dances in slow motion. Shaping out this hidden quality without denying a clocks primary purpose was our goal’’ Per and Bastian clarify.