A series of photos portraying “Femme Fatales in Fatal Positions” featuring SPFX created and shot by Doug Sakmann.

Inspired by post-mortem and crime scene photography, Doug started shooting the series in 2007 as a chance to hone his SPFX methods and photography skills. Since then, the series has been featured in art galleries around the world and is currently in development on a book.

You can buy prints of the first and second series on ETSY now! 

Prints of the series are available for sale and for display at galleries – you can contact dougsakmann@gmail.com for inquiries

Though some may make the unfortunate mistake of judging these images as morbid or grotesque, those with an open mind can see the true beauty beneath the gore. While an unusual practice by modern standards, post-mortem photography was fairly common up into the late 19th century and early 20th century. During these times, early death was much more commonplace, and photography was still somewhat of a novelty. This lent societal acceptance to the practice of photographing the dead. Inspired by this as well as crime scene photography, beautiful women and a love of all things gory and disgusting, Post Mortem Pinups were created.

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