A nice angle this one was taken at, but as someone else mentioned, the cup being broken might've made this picture a little better, i like the messed up stuff in the background, shows some struggle, or a natural day in my hosue when my siblings start fighting..
wow....this is really, really convincing...possibly more convincing than the others, maybe because of the scenery as well, how its all realistic...i love the touch of the coffee cup, and the angle as well
..you know she tried to fight but it did not ake long till she realized that this was what she'd been waiting for...that she heared the footsteps just pretended she didn't, so she won't call the police , so she won't be saved..but saved is what she is...finally...
I can see where this would be disturbing to some people. A photo (a whole series) that forces us to look deep within ourselves and understand how as an individual we deal with the fact of death and the pain and realism it brings. The subject of death has produced many a shudder from those who fail to see their own mortality. Society has yet to reach a mass understanding of the inevitability of death, and the opportunities death brings about on earth. Yet, we are still fascinated with the strange ways in which we die; we are curious about the whole affair but not to the point where we are willing to go through with it ourselves. We are still susceptible to death at any moment, despite our wishes and our sentiments of fear.
well, I agree with dougbtn, I think death is sth pretty natural. it's part of life, cause everything has to end, I think we should think more 'positively' about it, so we won't make ourselves too hysterically, because thinking about death as the final end and of no return, no nothing, I mean, what's this life about, if there's nothing after this world? this thought makes me sick, so I won't go further.
well, I wasn't that satisfied with this part of your series till I looked at the full size image.
those choking marks came out pretty well, though I still think another perspective, from the head down would've been better, maybe.
whatever, it definetely is pretty good. like the makeup used for the colourless face and at her eyes.
maybe a broken cup would've looked more brutal.
and hey, got an idea, maybe some kind of selfdefending stuff next to her hand, like pepper spray or a taser or sth, to show that she's been totally helpless, or trying to fight.
I also think it has sth erotic, because of her leg, looks like the murder also raped her, this makes the whole image and atmosphere even scarrier.
good work suzi, though I'm not watching you, I get your work very often to see.
This is an incredible series, I love the way you've shot this piece, with the body off center and partially escaping the lens, and the different elements of "evidence", such as the spilt coffee and the imposition of the metal bar which bisects the body. Damn good work, and a very unique and highly interesting re-visioning of the notion of photographing the dead. Have you had an opportunity to look at any of the Victorian and American renaissance daguerrotypes that dealt with mourning and death. The death portrait is endlessly amazing, and fascinating.
~seg....... Death, unnatural?!?!? a] believe me, it will happen to us all naturally for definite b] It will happen to loads of people in the way Suzie is showing. Some people will die virgins but everyone will die so death must be more natural than sex.
I know where you are coming from with the comment and we wouldnt want to change your smiley face but death is here, now, all around us. I dont know if Suzie is trying to glorify it or not. Im going to make my own judgement and keep it to myself teehee
Im far more concerned about the first comment on the page that suggests looking out snuff material. Now thats wrong!