This month there are two amazing new photo stories by Matt Rainwaters (probably best known for his awesome portfolio of outrageous beards
) documenting prison life
. The two series-one about a five-time prison escape artist, the other about a woman who stabbed her husband 193 times-show two very different versions of the prison experience, and are both unpredictable in exactly the way good photography should be.The former was for Esquire U.K.
, the latter for Texas Monthly
(the accompanying story
is well worth a read)
. You can see what Rainwaters had to say about the photos here
, and see more of them, under the header "Offender," here
; thumbnail image is the opening spread of the
Texas Monthly article, via Matt Rainwaters' site; other images by Matthew Rainwaters via his web site.