Denis Volnov was born in Leipzig in East Germany and now lives in Russia where he works as an Art Director and CG artist, although his self described profession is of that of a Programmer and Mathematician. His primary tool is python scripts and as for his work, he states: “Glitch is largely unexplored form of art, I am attracted by the invention of new forms and techniques” He transforms the short clips he takes from popular movies into intense impressionistic visual experiences that can at times be otherworldy in their beauty.
Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The photographs were considered a keepsake to remember the dead. Child mortality was high during the Victorian era. For many children even a common sickness could be fatal. When a child or other family member died, families would often have a photograph taken before burial. Many times it was the first and last photograph they would ever possess of their loved one. Many postmortem photographs were close-ups of the face or shots of the full body. The deceased were usually depicted to appear as if they were in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more life-like. Children were often shown on a couch or in a crib, often posed with a favorite toy. It was not uncommon to photograph very young children with a family member, most frequently the mother. Adults were more commonly posed in chairs or even propped up on something.