Restored Mugshot Photos of Famous People in History

Mugshots can live on long after someone has died, in many cases adding to the color and depth of their lives.

Artist Jason Baker takes famous mugshots, and literally adds color, refining the old photos and restoring them.
Here are some of the most striking ones, of movie stars, musicians, and those who stood up for injustice.
Via Design You Trust:

David Bowie, New York, 1976


“I love restoring old photographs (that are in black and white) and bringing new life into them. The pictures I restored today are mugshots. If you didn’t know, here’s a definition of mugshot: a photograph of usually a person’s head and especially face, specifically, a police photograph of a suspect’s face or profile. I’d like to share with you some of the vintage mugshots of celebrities that I restored.”


Martin Luther King Jr., Alabama, 1956


Rosa Parks, 1955


Johnny Cash, 1965



Cher, California, 1959


Jane Fonda, Ohio, 1970



Frank Sinatra, New Jersey, 1938


Jimi Hendrix, Canada


Al Pacino, Rhode Island, 1961


Malcolm X, Massachusetts, 1946



Mick Jagger, England, 1967


Pablo Escobar, Columbia, 1977



Elvis Presley, Colorado, 1970