'Mother Rose' is a picture of a homeless woman who suffers from schizophrenia. The clothes worn by 'Mother Rose' are her own and she placed the blanket on the fence to shield herself from the 110 degree Texas sun. The bird in the picture is real and appeared unexpectedly in the image. The artist added the 'Halo' to the subject with a darkroom technique called dodging.
The other photos seen here are from the Texas Death Row series. Check the menu on the right to see them all