Russian photographer Maria Ionova-Gribina created the series ‘Natura Morta’ to honor the dead animals she found during her summer bicycle rides. All of the animals pictured died of natural causes or car accidents and were found soon after their death.
According to the artist:
“When me and my brother found a dead mole, bird or bug we buried them on the border of a forest. And we decorated the grave with flowers and stones.”
She decided to continue the tradition while also taking beautiful photographs of animals that died naturally or after accidents with cars. The flowers used in these photos were gathered near the animals and in the photographer’s garden.
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