Chromo Valdez is the art project of a touring musician who delivers appliances for money and creates glitch art for fun. He has created a series of fascinating glitch landscapes that are a perfect representation of the glitch aesthetic; deconstruct the image of the world you THINK you are seeing on the computer screen into what it really is: digitized circuity fooling your eyes. Here nature and the computer are presented to your eyes simultaneously, and the results are both beautiful and thought provoking.
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.