A pig-bird, a bat-fawn, a cat-dog? These are not fantasy – or rather they are, but they have been made reality by taxidermist and sculptor Thomas Grünfeld. His surreal specimens are influenced by wolperfinger folk tales, German stories of anthropomorphic animals who impart moral lessons through their shenanigans. His animals
In the 19th century, death was a big event. From post-mortem photography to memento mori jewelry to the year spent mourning the dead, they took that shit seriously. Coffins were a big deal too, so many companies sprung up to cater to the corpses in all manner of fancy ways.
via Dazed Digital Text & Photos by Eva Aridjis Jesús ‘Chuy’ Aceves, aka the Mexican ‘Wolf Man,’ and a dozen members of his extended family suffer from the extremely rare condition of congenital hypertrichosis, meaning they were born with an abnormal amount of hair on their faces and bodies. Due
via Feature Shoot For his haunting series Urban Shamans, Italy-based photographer Andrea Frazzetta documents the lives and rituals of healers, or curanderos, in Lima, Peru. While traveling, he explored the depths of the avenue Avenida Tacna, where shamans operate out of office buildings and in the rears of shops. Juxtaposing
When did going to the dentist become an event to fear? Looking at antique dentistry tools, I’m pretty sure it was around 7000 BC when the bow drill (pictured below) was used in the Indus Valley to drill into diseased teeth. Thinking about someone hovering over me with that thing
Recently, our meager collection of skulls increased four-fold when my uncle brought us a huge bag of bones back from Cranbrook, BC, that he and my cousin collected from the side of the highway. I spent the last month or so soaking, scrubbing, rinsing and drying the skulls, and now