Photographer Walter Schels was terrified of death. Upon entering his Schels finally decided to overcome his fear through a bold, bizarre project – photographing individuals before and directly after their death.
“Noch Mal Leben”, the work of photographer Walter Schels and journalist Beate Lakotta. Their project, translated as “Life Before Death”, documents terminal patients with before and after death portraits.
Maria Hai-Anh Tuyet Cao: “Death is nothing. I embrace death. It is not eternal. Afterwards, when we meet God, we become beautiful. We are only called back to earth if we are still attached to another human being in the final seconds.