This Photographer Clicks Amazing Before And After Death Portraits

This Photographer Clicks Amazing Before And After Death Portraits
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Photographer Walter Schels was so frightened of death that he decided to overcome its fear. He came up with a solution to conquer his fear by confronting death through his camera. He started visiting hospitals where he spent time with those who were left with very less time. He captured the final moments of people which worked fine in finishing his fear of death.

Gerda Strech, 67, Before death portrait: 05.01.2003

Gerda Strech, 67, Before death portrait: 05.01.2003

When Gerda was detected with cancer, she was not able to accept it. She said sobbingly, "Does it really have to happen now? Can't death wait?"

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After death portrait: 14.01.2003

After death portrait: 14.01.2003
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Gerda was all disheartened, she stopped believing in the god. Her daughter always tried to console her in a positive way but, nothing worked.

Edelgard Clavey, 67, Before death portrait: 05.12.2003

Edelgard Clavey, 67, Before death portrait: 05.12.2003
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Edelgard was a very independent type of lady. She was a divorcee and had no kids. From her early teens, she became an active member of the Protestant church. About a year before, she was diagnosed with cancer and towards the end she became totally bed-ridden.

After death portrait: 04.01.2004

After death portrait: 04.01.2004
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Once she was very ill, she felt that she was a burden for the society and wanted to die as soon as possible.

Beate Taube, 44, Before death portrait: 16.01.2004

Beate Taube, 44, Before death portrait: 16.01.2004
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Beate was diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 2000 and was under treatment for 4 long years. It was confirmed that she was going to die, so she even went to saw her grave where she was going to be buried.

After death portrait: 10.03.2004

After death portrait: 10.03.2004
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She always felt that leaving her husband and kid will be very painful and hurting so when she was pretty sure that she was going to die she sent her husband into the kitchen for making coffee. Her husband was quite disappointed that he couldn't be with her, but he knew this was what she always wanted.

Peter Kelling, 64, Before death portrait: 29.11.2003

Peter Kelling, 64, Before death portrait: 29.11.2003
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Peter Kelling was diagnosed with bowel cancer, which reached to his lungs, liver and brain.

After death portrait: 22.12.2003

After death portrait: 22.12.2003
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He was a big football fan and until he died, every game was recorded on the chart on the door of his room.

Barbara Grone, 51, Before death portrait: 11.11.2003

Barbara Grone, 51, Before death portrait: 11.11.2003
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In her whole life, Barbara thought living on earth is a burden and she has no right to be alive. Soon after her birth, her mother packed her in a home. But she had a strong living instinct and hence started living her life in her own terms. After a lot of hard work, she started feeling that life is delivering her a better hand.

After death portrait: 22.11.2003

After death portrait: 22.11.2003
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But soon she was detected with cancer, an ovarian tumor, which was already spread to her back and pelvis. Suddenly her childhood fears returned and she started feeling the same sense of worthlessness and sadness.