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The Balloon Man Series Portrays a Comforting Last Day on Earth

 - Feb 3, 2013
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Artist Viktor Gardsater explores life in the face of mortality with his Balloon Man photography series.

Entitled 'Balloon Man's Last Walk,' the pictures portray a narrative of an elderly gentleman's last day on earth, accompanied by a blue dolphin balloon. The balloon takes him to various places yet in the end, it carries him up into the sky as a symbolic and peaceful representation of death. Instead of being overly dramatic, Gardsater portrays a comforting point of view, using relaxing scenery and imbuing innocence into the aged man through the childish balloon.

While the photographer is only 28 years old, his Balloon Man series brings peace to those who have wondered about the day will they die.