Reflections on Surviving Survival

When Frank Yamrus was taking my photo, the bag I’d brought to the shoot with different outfits was left in the corner. “The solid blue shirt will work fine,” he told me. Contrary to my Vanity Fair photo-spread delusions of grandeur, there weren’t going to be a series of different poses all over the studio, as Frank played with wardrobe and lighting. Instead, I sat in the same chair as everyone else, close to the camera, prompted…

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Author, "Ink from the Pen," about my 9 months using creativity as the ultimate survival tool behind bars.

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Mark Olmsted

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Author, "Ink from the Pen," about my 9 months using creativity as the ultimate survival tool behind bars.

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