This week, my photos follow the theme of Memento Mori – a latin phrase translating to “remember (that you have) to die”. It is about the reflection of mortality and death, and I am using it for my photo shoots in a photography class I have started at Whangaparaoa College.
My latest photo shoot is more specifically based upon the story of Snow White and her ‘death’, as well as the biblical story of Adam and Eve and how Eve ate the ‘apple’ (the fruit isn’t actually ever specified but the apple is one of the more common choices) and was then forced to leave the Garden of Eden, into the mortal world. I used an apple in my photo shoot to create the concept of death as a symbolic object. My photos attempt to show how death tempts many to be reckless through the model’s proximity to the apple, and I use colour in a black and white world to show how death is simply considered evil as it is unknown.
Here are my favourite pictures from my first memento mori photo shoot:
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What are your thoughts on Memento Mori? Have you done a themed photo shoot like this before?
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