Funeral Homes Series, by Scott Chandler.
Death is an important aspect of this project, but the images do not confront the issue directly. The photographs take on a more passive approach to dealing with the subject of mortality. They do not overtly present the image of a funeral home, and will require some examination from the viewer. Most western cultures avoid dealing with death, and modern funeral services are a reflection of this. Bodies are preserved and appearances often restored to life-like conditions. Chapels and viewing rooms are filled with flowers and photographs of the deceased. My photographs reflect our tendency to avoid confrontation with death out of fear it will remind us of our own mortality.