Momento Mori

Monday was the most amazing, inspirational photo shoot we’ve done to date!

Using the Fall/Winter 2014 line entitled “Decay,” we put together a shoot inspired by Memento Mori and Victorian death portraits.  These portraits known as Post-Mortem portraits, Memerorial portraits, Memento Mori or Mourning portraits were common place at the end of the 19th century to serve as keepsake of the departed.  Children were often seated on the lap of a parent.  Adults seated in a chair, perhaps surrounded by their family members; the end result being haunting, eerie and captivating to look at. 

JUST what we were pining for.

Collaborating with our favorite photographer Kevin Focht at Left Turn Studios, the talented hair and make-up stylist Sarah Adams of Salon 77, here is a preview of what is to come:

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And don’t internet search Post-Mortem portraits if you want a good nights sleep.