Amusing Portraits of Alter Ego Personalities During a Filmic Bank Robbery

You’ve probably seen Jonathan May’s subjects in films like Killing Zoe or Heat. The photographer’s archetypal characters illustrate a bank robbery in his Heist series, which explores villainy and innocence in alter ego-style portraits. The images are shot head-on, showing how one’s calm and neutral demeanor can quickly transform into something aggressive or fearful. Of course, May’s portraits are humorous caricatures, complete with pantyhose masks, streaming eyeliner, and snarling grimaces galore. See May’s good versus evil accost below.


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May


Image credit: Jonathan May