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Mudbone
post May 16 2012, 06:04 AM
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Its amazing how much a single picture can affect you. I was really moved by this image. Its a picture of a woman who leapt to her demise off the top of the Empire State Building. She landed on a car below, and in the picture the car is completely destroyed, yet she appears as if she is peacefully sleeping. The contrast between the peacefulness on her beautiful face and destruction surrounding her is very powerful. Notice how she is still clinging on to her pearl necklace.

Keep in mind this picture was taken in 1947.

http://kottke.org/08/07/the-most-beautiful-suicide

http://www.codex99.com/photography/43.html

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post May 16 2012, 06:30 AM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ May 16 2012, 05:04 AM) *
Its amazing how much a single picture can affect you. I was really moved by this image. Its a picture of a woman who leapt to her demise off the top of the Empire State Building. She landed on a car below, and in the picture the car is completely destroyed, yet she appears as if she is peacefully sleeping. The contrast between the peacefulness on her beautiful face and destruction surrounding her is very powerful. Notice how she is still clinging on to her pearl necklace.

Keep in mind this picture was taken in 1947.

http://kottke.org/08/07/the-most-beautiful-suicide

http://www.codex99.com/photography/43.html


That reminds me of a man named Tom G. Warrior. He is the guitarist for the group Celtic Frost. His current band that he is in is named Triptykon.

He has a museum exhibit of 'death masks'. It is called "Antecedent Death". The point behind the entire project was to showcase the serenity in the faces of the dead. The following link contains images of many of his masks. They are all concrete castes.

http://selfdeceased.blogspot.com/


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post May 16 2012, 10:21 AM
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That is haunting. But 23, though...


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post May 18 2012, 07:23 AM
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Man...I have no words for this sad.gif I mean, what was going on in the poor girl's mind? Such troubled souls... Have you guys seen 'The woman in black'?


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post May 18 2012, 07:43 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 18 2012, 07:23 AM) *
Have you guys seen 'The woman in black'?


I don't think so ?? What is this ?


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post May 18 2012, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 18 2012, 06:43 AM) *
I don't think so ?? What is this ?


It's the first movie where Daniel Radcliffe is NOT BEING HARRY POTTER biggrin.gif

You have to see it, but not alone.. It made me sink in the cinema chair...


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post May 18 2012, 08:19 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 18 2012, 08:00 AM) *
It's the first movie where Daniel Radcliffe is NOT BEING HARRY POTTER biggrin.gif

You have to see it, but not alone.. It made me sink in the cinema chair...


Oohhhhh, now I know. Yeah that looks good ! biggrin.gif


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