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#23360 - 03/20/01 04:12 PM Re: mug shots
Loc: rego park
I almost missed this-- I hope someone come up with something diffinitive! Never thought about "Mug shots" --_________________________
my other obsession
#23361 - 03/20/01 04:21 PM Re: mug shots
Loc: this too shall pass
>ask a cop
I don't have one to hand, but I think they refer to them as "booking photographs" (when they don't call them mug shots). the motor vehicle people don't much like their photos being called mug shots and probably prefer "head shots".
#23362 - 03/21/01 06:52 AM Re: mug shots
probably prefer "head shots"
Maybe we should call them jayefcase
#23363 - 03/21/01 10:48 AM Re: mug shots
Then there was special mug called a thundermug. William Randolph Hearst got rusticated for sending a prof one with prof's name englazed on inside bottom.
#23364 - 06/24/01 11:17 AM Re: mug shots
Loc: New York City
<<A quick Google confirmed my understanding that "head shot" is often used by, for example, actors and models to describe the glossy, well-produced "mug shots" they use to sell their wares.>>
These are often partial profiles.
<<Dear Seian: In computerese,"portrait" means longest side vertical, as contrasted with "landscape" meaning longest side horizontal.>>
Due to the different aspect ratios of the canvases ordinarilly used for paintings of these kinds, presumably.
#23365 - 05/03/04 08:17 PM Re: mug shots
I found this paragraph in a discussion of paintings by Vermeer. Sounds like the Dutch word tronie and the French word trogne have been derived from a similar source.
"The now defunct term (tronie) refers to heads, "faces," or "expressions" (compare the French trogne, or "mug") and to a type of picture familiar from many examples by Rembrandt and his followers. The majority of Dutch tronies appear to have been based upon living models, including the artists in question or a colleague, but the works were not intended as portraits. Rather, they were meant as studies of expression, type, physiognomy, or any kind of interesting character (an old man, a young woman, a "Turk," a dashing soldier" and so on). Garments that looked foreign, "antique," costly, or simply curious were of interest for their own sake and frequently offered opportunities to show off painterly techniques. " 2
#23366 - 02/22/05 07:28 AM Re: mug shots
Loc: NC, USA
Hello- I can not think of any term or phrase that would encompass the full meaning that the term "mug shot" relates, but I thought you might find this website interesting in your search about "mug shots"- http://thesmokinggun.com/
#190224 - 03/31/10 05:51 AM Re: mug shots [Re: BlanchePatch]
#190268 - 04/02/10 12:24 PM Re: mug shots [Re: BRIAN500]
Loc: this too shall pass
what sight are you shouting about?!
or perhaps you are referring to this AWAD web site?
-joe (homonyms 'Я us) friday
#190270 - 04/02/10 01:19 PM Re: mug shots [Re: tsuwm]
I believe that Mr. 500 has been banned....
for bad spelling, of course.
formerly known as etaoin...
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