Inspired by Stefano Della Bella, The Five Deaths, 1648.
We picked this series of prints because they stood out from the rest of the collection and there was lots of action and emotion within them. In our research we discovered that it was meant to be a series of five, but the fifth is missing. They are all a version of the dance of death and three out of four were set in a cemetery and one was set on a battlefield. In our photography we were interested in how life can be taken at any point, because the people being taken by death in the prints were different ages. To show this, we photographed personal objects that are sentimental and show traces of life. We also made sure these objects belonged to people of different ages.