Photos from the Body Farm


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/28/the-ants-crawl-in.html


#2

“The Body Farm? The BODY FARM!? You told me you were going to take me some place nice this time.”

“What I thought you loved The Body Farm?”

“We go there every night. Take me some place special!”


#3

That’s got’a smell nice on a hot day.


#4

The Body Farm AKA the strip club by the municipal airport.


#5

When Mr. Jilly and I were in grad school at the University of Tennessee, I was complaining that we didn’t have any money and never did anything fun. He suggested we drive out to the body farm there.


#6

“You might be the King or a little street sweeper but sooner or later you’ll dance with the reaper”


#7

I want to donate my body there after I die. No joke.


#8

Zero stars. Will not visit again. The scented candles smell awful! Nothing like The Body Shop!


#9

Mary Roach wrote about a visit there for her book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Basically the smell never leaves the clothes of the people who work there.


#10

Do I recall correctly from that book that due to our modern diets, human bodies don’t decay at the same rate that they used to?


#11

#12

yummy.


#13

I was just thinking that (perhaps in the Scarfolk version) one would eventually expect something along the lines of, “This is the corpse of a man who ate nothing but vegan organic food his entire life, and this is the corpse of a man who ate meat and GMOs and Coca-Cola. Look at how dead they are!”


#14

Sally Mann, What remains. Need I say more?


#15

Seriously, you can’t promote this work without acknowledging Sally Mann’s projects at the body farm. Poetry like hers shouldn’t be unrecognized or uncredited.


#16

Ewww.


#17

I do believe those to be near-infrared photographs.


#18

I agree. her hair is a MESS.

the lying person though. I see a great career in modeling. who said “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”? some model? or designer?


#19

(Edit: Kate Moss)


#20

Me too!