Trent Bell
  • When commercial photographer Trent Bell found out his friend was sentenced to thirty-six years in prison, it forced him to reflect on how the decisions we make can lead us down very different paths. Bell began a powerful photo project that would merge portraits of inmates in the Maine prison system with handwritten letters the convicts composed as though writing to their younger selves. <br><br> Robert<br> 67 yrs old<br> In for: murder<br> Time in: 27 years<br> Time left: 9 years
    Trent Bell
  • Bubber Jack<br> 41 yrs old<br> In for: trafficking drugs<br> Time in: 8 months<br> Time left: 3 yrs, 4 months
    Trent Bell
  • Brandon<br> 26 yrs old<br> In for: attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault<br> Time in: 4 years<br> Time left: 13 years
    Trent Bell
  • Ken<br> 50 yrs old<br> Time in: 8 years<br> Time left: 1 years
    Trent Bell
  • James "Jamie"<br> 42 yrs old<br> In for: robbery<br> Time in: 2 years<br> Time left: 8 years
    Trent Bell
  • Pork Chop<br> 44 yrs old<br> In for: murder<br> Time in: 23 years<br> Time left: 4.5 years
    Trent Bell
  • Kaihlil<br> 39 yrs old<br> In for: probation violation<br> Time in: 4 years<br> Time left: 2 years
    Trent Bell
  • William "Wild Bill"<br> 40 yrs old<br> In for: burglary and theft<br> Time in: 10 years<br> Time left: 8 years
    Trent Bell
  • Geoffrey<br> 31 yrs old<br> In for: elevated aggravated assault<br> Time in: 5 years<br> Time left: 16 years
    Trent Bell
  • Paco<br> 46 yrs old<br> In for: robbery and aggravated assault<br> Time in: almost all of adult life<br> Time left: 7 years
    Trent Bell
  • Pete<br> 55 yrs old<br> Time in: 6 years<br> Time left: 4 years
    Trent Bell
  • Red<br> 28 yrs old<br> In for: burglary<br> Time in: 22 month<br> Time left: 5 years, 10 months<br><br> See the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTrrjYBXO_4/"target="_blank">interviews</a> with the inmates and <a href="http://www.trentbell.com/REFLECT-Project/14/caption/"target="_blank">behind the scenes</a> video of Trent Bell's work.
    Trent Bell
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
See It, Share It
PHOTO:
Yasuyoshi Chibaa/AFP/Getty Images
PHOTO: Patrick Crawford is pictured in this photo from his Facebook page.
Meteorologist Patrick Crawford KCEN/Facebook
PHOTO: Jamie Foxx on Dec. 4, 2014, in New York. | Whitney Houston on Feb. 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo | Steve Granitz/Getty Images