Before and After
Death is a concept frequently addressed in all forms of art: in painting, skulls and other ephemeris were placed into still-lifes, film addresses both the philosophies and realities of death. Photography, too, has been no stranger to death. BoinBoing posted a beautiful, but sobering, series of photos by Walter Schels and his partner, Beate Lakotta. Accompanied by brief exerpts of interviews and summaries of the people, these photos serve as testament to the fleeting enigma that is life.