The stark yet beautiful photographs you see in this post were taken by Danish photographer Cathrine Ertmann and are part of a series entitled About Dying. The series documents the journey that the human body takes from death to burial. There's a fascinating piece about Ertmann's work here.
“In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly hatched butterfly is about to die. This tragic story was constructed using dead insects gathered from forgotten attics and tool sheds, between window panels and cobwebs. It combines a number of animation techniques from classic… Continue reading Erään hyönteisen tuho / The Death Of An Insect
Winter's Gibbet, on Steng Cross, in Elsdon, Northumberland, remains a popular venue for a day's excursion. Named after one William Winter, hanged at Newcastle's Westgate in 1792 for murder and whose body was subsequently displayed as a warning to all Steng Cross, the current gibbet is the latest in a long line of wooden replacements.… Continue reading Raise The Horns For Halloween / A Day Out At The Gallows
I first stumbled upon The Order Of The Good Death when I was creating the first issue of Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine earlier on in the year, and I've been popping back ever since. To discover that its founder the wonderful and beautiful and funny Caitlin Doughty had published a book was extremely exciting,… Continue reading Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
I am one of these people who feeds on fear. I relish being terrified, and attempt on a daily basis to hunt down film, art, music and places in the world outside that will set my pulse racing, and leave me on edge for at least a day or so. The art of Sam Wolfe… Continue reading Master Of The Night – The Art Of Sam Wolfe Connelly