27 June 2014

Poignant Portraits Capture Terminally Ill People Before And After Death

New York-based photographer Walter Schels has captured a poignant before and after death series of terminally ill patients, entitled “Life Before Death”.

The subjects had tight body frames with intensity in their eye that seemingly stare into the viewers, as if to say “you are the last thing I saw”.

The post-mortem portraits taken after their passing—depicted in silvery black and white tones—evoke a sense of void, reminding us of our frail human mortality.

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[via Beautiful Decay]