This shocking and utterly mesmerizing series of deceased animal photography is surprisingly beautiful and full of life.
Photographed and composed by Istanbul-based Emir Ozsahin, the 'Pastel Deaths' series was the photographers way of grieving over the loss of a close friend of his. Unfortunately the last time he got to see her she was "lying on the highway covered with newspapers.”
The idea of using dead animals for a photography series is grotesque and twisted, but Ozsahin did it in such a hauntingly whimsical way that visualizes death in a sentimental and less scary way.
“My aim is to show death, which is an awful thing but also inevitable, in a naive and optimistic way. I tried to express how I want to perceive death and turn a bad situation into an acceptable one. So I created a series of photographs which are naive enough to make you forget what will happen to the remains of a loved one,” says Ozsahin.
Ozsahin’s deceased animal photography has the animals posing in peaceful sleeping positions.