Beautiful study before and after death. Edelgard Clavey, Life Before Death German photographer Walter Schels  and his partner Beate Lakotta, who recorded the interviews.

Life Before Death at the Wellcome Collection

Life Before Death: A series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died by German photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate Lakotta, who recorded interviews with the subjects in their final days.

Before and After Death by Walter Schels.

Life Before Death. Walter Schels' Portraits of People Before and After Death

Portraits of individuals directly before and after death. This project was conceived as a way to overcome the photographer's fear of death.

Photographer Walter Sachels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold,.

Life Before Death by Walter Schels (2008) - Imgur

Life Before Death by Walter Schels (2008)

Walter Schels - Life Before Death - Noch mal Leben

Powerful Portraits of Individuals Before and Directly After Their Death {Walter Schels and Beat Lakotta}

Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his Schels finally dec

Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death... Upon entering his 70s, Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death.

Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death. Upon entering his Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death.

Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his 70s, Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death.

Photographer Walter Sachels was terrified of death, so much so he refused to see his mother after she passed away. Upon entering his Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold,.

“Noch Mal Leben”, the work of photographer Walter Schels and journalist Beate Lakotta has been getting a lot of Internet love lately. Their project, translated as “Life Before Death”, documents terminal patients with before and after death portraits, putting a unique spin on what had historically been only a death portrait. The before portraits do humanize the subject in a way death portraits cannot, but I find the death sides of the diptychs, even with their artful lighting, as silently…

Walter Schels – Life Before Death

“Noch Mal Leben”, the work of photographer Walter Schels and journalist Beate Lakotta. Their project, translated as “Life Before Death”, documents terminal patients with before and after death portraits.

Nach allen Regeln fotografischer Kunst wie ein Porträt inszeniert: Walter Schels' Aufnahme eines Schafes.

Nach allen Regeln fotografischer Kunst wie ein Porträt inszeniert: Walter Schels' Aufnahme eines Schafes.

Gerda Strech  Life before death  Walter Schels and Beate Lakotta

Gerda Strech Life before death Walter Schels and Beate Lakotta

"I want very much to die. I want to become part of that vast extraordinary light. But dying is hard work. Death is in control of the process, I cannot influence its course. All I can do is wait. I was given my life, I had to live it, and now I am giving it back."

Life Before Death at the Wellcome Collection

Life Before Death This sombre series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died is a challenging and poignant study.

Walter schels

Edelgard Clavey, age 67 “I want so very much to die. I want to become part of that vast extraordinary light. But dying is hard work.” Image: Walter Schels/ Life before Death

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