Lumen Deer Dying Light Death and Decay Series

Dying Light is a degenerative study of a fawn, the marks made by its form upon the silver gelatine paper. It had been hit by a car and in death it looked perfect, there were no external signs of trauma and I presumed it had internal bleeding. Its corpse was laid out each day on a fresh pic of expired paper and the extended exposure allowed the humours to seep and paint the surface below. It was high summer and consequently the cycle of life and death took its toll rapidly and it succumbed to the usual processes. However these made for interesting scanning after the paper was washed and treated. The silver gelatine has an incredible ability to capture life and the essence of death.