… but in a good way because I hope you take a look at these photos. Heather had this post up on her page and right now there are 720 comments. I read about 100 of them before I realized that I should post a link to the story she references so you guys can take a look if you are so inclined.
“This somber 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.”
These photos are simultaneously haunting and beautiful, and I’ve been riveted for the last half hour. Having looked at every photo I feel like I need to get up, walk outside and let the sun hit my face for a while. Be sure to read the text accompanying the photos.
She’s right. Haunting and beautiful and the peacefulness that showed on many of the faces was just amazing. It’s not for everyone but I can tell you it’s not gory or scary in any way. Check it out. It’s pretty amazing.