Saturday, November 8, 2008

Life Before Death

A small disclaimer before viewing these photos, while they are beautiful some my find them a bit disturbing. They are photos of hospice patients before and after they died.

I stumbled across these beautiful photos thanks to Photojojo's newsletter on Dia de los Muertos.
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 living. Read and see more here.

I have found such a connection to these photos, they are such a beautiful representation of life, and the ultimate journey that we are all destined to take.
All photography by Walter Schels.