Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Life and Death: A Portrait

"This sombre series of portraits taken of people before and
after they had died is a challenging and poignant study. The work by German
photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate Lakotta, who recorded
interviews with the subjects in their final days, reveals much about dying - and

Be sure to read the stories below the photos. Haunting and beautiful.


1 comment:

Hyperion said...

This bothered the Hell out of me. It was like the photographer was stealing dignity from the people once they were dead. I agree the pictures were haunting and even beautiful, but it felt like ghoulish voyeurism, not art.