On The Left, Just Before Death... On The Right, Death:
Life Before Death is a collection of images by Walter Schels, who photographed each of his terminally ill subjects shortly before and after they’d passed away.
Far from being grotesque, the 72-year-old German artist has crafted a moving study of how ‘the inevitable’ affects us all.
The living portraits show the volunteers’ sparkling eyes, faint smiles and awareness of the camera before them.
These are followed by the haunting, lifeless faces of the dead, who are finally at rest.
They look quite peaceful in death. I don't find this too controversial but I guess others aren't fond of staring death in the eye. It sure beats the self abortion show at Yale. Your thoughts?