While it’s a part of life most people try to avoid, for her latest project, Danish photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to put death right in the spotlight. “About Dying,” a photo essay she created in collaboration with journalist Lise Hornung, takes on the subject of immortality in an anonymous and universal tone rather than through the stories of the specific subjects she photographed. In a sense, by doing this, it comfortably helps bring the viewer much closer to the intimacy of their own fates.
"It deals with the incomprehensible fact that life ends and hopefully reminds the audience that our time here is precious and what things really matter while we are here,” Ertmann recently told Beautiful Decay.
The images include everything from the cremation and autopsy processes, to various unnerving shots detailing muscular stiffening and the bruising that begins when the cells stop working and gravity pulls the blood to the lowest parts in the body. To read more about the project and see more of the images from “About Dying,” click the source link below. To find out more about Cathrine Ertmann, visit her site at CathrineErtmann.dk.
[via Beautiful Decay]
Images used with permission from Cathrine Ertmann.