Sandro Giodarno's series, 'In Extremis (Bodies with No Regret),' captures people who have lost the will to carry on.
At first glance, the photos are baffling and disconcerting. Seeing a woman lying face-down in the middle of a splattered birthday cake on the sidewalk, balloons still clutched in her left hand, a camera in her right, might be a bit disturbing. But the colorful, stylized scenes have an element of dark humor within them. It's not that the subjects are dead, per say, it's just that they've given in to apathy; surrendered to inertia.
The series is meant to exemplify the existential crisis of the human condition. Awkward, comical and tragic, the photos remind us that we never know when we, too, might drop.