To embalm the dead might be a fundamental element in their creation.
Like in ancient Egypt the mummification made sure that the corporeal body continued to exist.
The artificial preservation and recreation takes the body away from time and therefore becomes eternal, the preservation of life by the representation of life.
The image helps us to remember the subject and to preserve them from a second spiritual death.
Between true realism, the need that is to give significant expression to the world both concretely and in its
essence and the pseudorealism of a deception aimed at fooling the eye.
These photographies are a study and reflection of this mummification, both artificial and natural.
Extracts out 'The ontology of the photographic image' by André Bazin