The park where I have been photographing is both hilly and in places wooded. One day I went up a little used trail in a wooded area of the park looking for cows to photograph. What I found well back in the woods was a dead cow. This was a shock. The cow has been dead for some time since there was no smell or insects around the body. Instead the body looked like a shell of a living cow which had deflated. Over the next year plus I photographed the slow decay of that body. Sometimes is was a faster change, for example when the gastric gases caused an explosion of the stomach, and other times very slow. The whole process was fascinating with its own strange beauty.

Back to Top