Last year, during the filming of Speilberg's new movie, Lincoln, I was approached by art producer Anya Mills with an idea to shoot portraits of extras from the movie. People with hairstyles and beards straight out of the 1800's saturated our hometown of Richmond, Virginia. We did our casting on Craigslist, and had everyone that responded sit for the photo as the role they played in the movie. We decided that although these photos were to be shot in the style of that era, contemporary clothing would be a great juxtapostion, along with the final images being in color as opposed to black and white.