Monday, March 9, 2009

to die for

Photographer Melanie Pullen's first monograph comprises over 100 images mimicking vintage crime scene photos, with her "victims" dressed in modern-day haute couture. She was inspired by LAPD's archive of murder cases, and all the shots are based upon actual case files that she managed to dig up.  The images are wonderfully morbid, yet serenely inspiring.  My favourite is the last one where you can see the ghostly reflection of the tripod in the foreground.

1 comment:

Slanelle said...

the pics are extraordinary, the 1st one makes me think of a scene in virgin suicides