Death

The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he…

The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he is going with the crowd. He co-founded Portland’s unsanctioned underground food movement, was my co-conspirator for Songs for Eating and Drinking, and he recently wrote a powerful book about death that will change the way you view life. Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner) is a tactical guide for having the most important conversations with yourself and your loved ones about what you want when you die, but more importantly what you want out of life. This book and this conversation is about tapping into the human experience to help you live a more fulfilled and creative life. Thinking and talking about death will make you laugh more, bring you perspective and clarity onto your life, and will bring you closer to those around you.  In this episode, you’ll also be glad to know: You can do whatever your craft is with whatever supplies, tools, and environment at your disposal. Michael didn’t even have a commercial kitchen (or the FDA’s […]

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Famous Chinese ‘Rooftopper’ Falls to Death from 62-Story Building

A well-known Chinese ‘rooftopping’ photographer fell to his death from the top of a 62-story skyscraper after the stunt he was attempting went horribly wrong. The incident was caught on camera. The Telegraph reports that 26-year-old Wu Yongning had agreed to do the November 8th stunt on the Huayuan Hua Center building in the city […]

Fujifilm Killing Off More Films in 2018, and Things Look Grim

Fujifilm will be killing off more of its camera film products in 2018, further dwindling the company’s limited selection of analog offerings. The company announced earlier this month on its Japanese website that a number of multi-film packs will be discontinued starting in March 2018. Here’s the list: Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400, 24 exposure, packs […]

The Eerie Victorian Era Trend of Family Death Portraits

In the 1850s, photography became much more affordable and accessible for consumers. This sparked a trend in the Victorian era of postmortem photography, where dead loves ones featured among the pages of family albums. Here’s a 2-minute video by the HISTORY channel about this creepy fad. Known as memento mori (which means “remember you must […]

Urbex Photographer Dies After Falling from 20th Floor of Chicago Hotel

An urbex photographer was killed after he fell from the 20th floor of a luxury hotel in Chicago. CBS Chicago reports that 44-year-old Eric Paul Janssen died on Monday at around 3:30 p.m. while trespassing at the LondonHouse Chicago luxury riverfront hotel. After falling from a 20th floor wall, Janssen landed on a 6th-floor rooftop […]

Pete Turner, Color Photography Icon, Dies at 83

Pete Turner, the American photographer who’s recognized as one of the first masters of color photography, has died. He was 83. The New York Times reports that Turner passed away from cancer at his home on Long Island, New York, on September 18th. In 2000, Photo District News magazine readers and website visitors voted Turner […]

The Last Portrait: A Photo Story About a Friend with Terminal Cancer

When a man named Arty moved into photographer Jared Polin‘s building, the two instantly struck a chord and became friends. Unfortunately, Arty had been diagnosed with cancer and knew the clock was ticking. Polin asked him if he could take his portrait, knowing that they would be treasured by Arty’s family in the future. In the […]

Legendary NYC Street Photographer Arlene Gottfried Dies at 66

Legendary New York City street photographer Arlene Gottfried passed away yesterday due to complications from cancer. She was 66. Gottfried was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her brother is the well-known comedian and voice actor Gilbert Gottfried, who’s best known for voicing the parrot Iago in Disney’s Aladdin and the Aflac duck up […]

Legendary Photo Editor John G. Morris Dies at 100

Legendary photo editor John G. Morris died today in Paris. He was 100. Morris was a titan in the world of photojournalism, serving as photo editor for LIFE, The New York Times, National Geographic, and Magnum. Photographers he worked closely with include Robert Capa and W. Eugene Smith. Morris was born in Maple Shade, New […]

RIP: Microsoft Paint Killed Off After 32 Years

Microsoft Paint, the first image editing software experienced by countless photographers and PC users around the world, is being laid to rest. Microsoft has announced that it’s abandoning the famous program after 32 years. The Guardian spotted a newly published page on the Microsoft website with a list of Windows features that will be removed […]

Bowens: Yes, We’re Dead, and Chinese Brands Killed Us

It’s now official: Bowens is dead. The well-known 94-year-old lighting equipment brand has officially confirmed that it has discontinued operations, and one of the main factors in its demise was the rise of cheaper gear by Chinese manufacturers. “Bowens International Ltd., an English manufacturer of studio flash units, will discontinue its operations,” Calumet Photographic writes […]

Iconic Israeli Photographer David Rubinger Dies at 92

David Rubinger, Israel’s most famous photographer, died in Jerusalem on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. He was 92. Rubinger’s most famous photo, captured during the Six-Day War, shows Israeli paratroopers after the Western Wall was recaptured. That image became a defining image of that conflict. “Paratroopers at the Western Wall” by David Rubinger Despite it being […]

A Death Photographer Who Shoots on the Banks of the Ganges River

Indra Kumar Jha is a 26-year-old death photographer. He works 16 hours a day in Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges, the sacred river for Hindus, where an average of 300 bodies are burned every day. Warning: This post contains photos of the deceased. The bodies come from all over India, often tied with […]