Death is a natural phenomenon and yet we would be hard-pressed to find people who don’t fear it. The fear of death is sometimes worse than death itself. Yes, death is a harsh reality for us mortals. But is it so formidable that we stop cherishing the golden moments of our lives?
‘Till the last breath’ is an inspired photo series by Manasi Chaubal. Through her photographs, she wishes to change the overall perception that looms over death. Her aim is to portray it as an organic actuality.
Manasi says, “Death is a truth. All good things come to an end. And so must life.” Her project is an attempt to sensitise the aura that surrounds the concept of death in a subtle but powerful way by using daily-life objects that have outlived their utility. Humans too, move on in the same way after fulfilling their purpose in life.
Don’t look at death as a morbid affair. It will do you well to perceive it as a celebration of a life well-lived.
City Lights is a Bayside Journal initiative to acknowledge a series of student photography projects over the next month. The series will depict well-crafted pictures by students keeping in mind the nitty-gritties of photography as a subject. We hope these images will inspire you to explore the field and find your muse to pick up the camera and capture it.