The photo exhibition NO SECONDS by Henry Hargreaves has gotten its fair share of love but I only just saw all the pics today. Really worth the time to scroll through these epic prison last meals. Here is Henry’s explanation of his inspiration for the project.
In my photography I have always been fascinated by the mix of the mundane and the extraordinary. So I while was reading about efforts to stop the Last Meal tradition in Texas it sparked my interest. In the most unnatural moment there is (state sponsored death) what kind of requests for food had been made? In New Zealand (where I’m from), and in fact nearly any where else in the developed world, the Death Penalty is just not even in the conversation. It is a remnant of an earlier era. This little bit of civility, “hey we are going to kill you but what would you like to eat?” just jumped off the page. I felt it could be a really interesting idea to try to represent visually. Researching this topic strangely personalized these people for me and for a moment was able to identify with them through the common denominator of food.
Peep this awesome exhibition on Henry’s website HERE.