Samuel Little’s studio is different to most art studios. For you see, the four-time convicted murderer draws from behind bars, and he doesn’t just do so to pass the time. The FBI has realized that the portraits created by the inmate have a deeper meaning. And now, they want you to pore over each one of the haunting images.
Out of context, Little’s portraiture might look like something an art student would produce while learning the tenets of figure drawing. The 26 images depict a range of subjects – they have varying skin tones, hair colors and ages. Some have huge smiles, while others look out with melancholic stares.