Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Article Available in the GYR Online Journal

“Secure the shadow ere the substance fade.”

by footnoteMaven

"I Think She's Dead Series"

On Shades Of The Departed I wrote a series of articles based on the photograph above, titled "I Think She's Dead." The photograph was analyzed and Victorian postmortem photography was discussed.

Some of the discussion led to questioning how the photographing of the dead was actually accomplished and whether dead bodies were transported to the photographic studio. I have spent a good deal of time researching old photographic magazines looking for articles written by photographers and their experience photographing the dead.

I've found some interesting information and if you're not squeamish read on.

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