Sandra Linnell is a 36 years old self-taught photographer, based in Stockholm, Sweden. She shoots a lot of nature and lifestyle photography using an Olympus OMD EM-10 and is an ambassador of the brand.
My passion lies in the hunt of finding and creating beauty. I love to find things that might appear ugly at first and then make it a treat for the eye. But sometimes I think it’s more challenging to capture something that already is beautiful, maintain that beauty and add my signature touch to it. Like nature. I find it very challenging but also inspiring to photograph that beautiful nature of ours.
posted by Margaret from tu recepcja
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.