morbid chic

Wow. I stumbled across this book of photographs…i’m infatuated.

Melanie Pullen lives in  Silverlake, but her photographs have taken her all over the world. Her tableaus are created with painstaking attention to detail (using as many as 60 people on a shoot) and research (vintage crime-scene photos, first-hand accounts, and documents Pullen mined from the files of the LAPD) and the end result is images of crazy beauty.

Morbid? yes. Gorgeous? yes. Is it creepy that I find this so beautiful? Of course,  I’ve always thought graves and cemeteries were things of beauty too…

And the book reminds me of this photo by Robert Wiles:

(via kottke.org)

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