Memento mori is a Latin phrase that may be freely translated as "Remember that you are mortal," "Remember you will die," or "Remember your death". It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose, which is to remind people of their own mortality. [From Wikipedia]
This community caters to those of us who are fascinated by memento mori; specifically Victorian-era post-mortem photography.
Rules of Conduct: 1. This isn't a place for snuff-photos (i.e. the things found on Rotten.com, and the like), so please refrain from posting such things. 2. This community maintains respect for the dead, so please respect that peace. Violators of this rule will be banned from the community. No exceptions. 3. Please keep photos down to a managable size [avoid anything over 800 pixels at the widest point (or so). Resize if necessary.] And, as some of us access Livejournal from work and/or school, please keep all "NSFW" photos under a cut. [That is, if it's a photo of something like a lock of hair, that's fine... Unless it's an incredibly large photo. If it's a person... Under a cut.] 4. If you find some good ol' Victorian-era PM photography: POST IT! Don't worry if it's "Old" (if people have seen it before). Post it anyway! 5. Courtesy, courtesy, courtesy! 6. Non-image posts are acceptable, as long as they stay relatively on-topic. 7. [Optional, but recommended] Use entry tags! Make up the phrasing if you need to, just be creative with them. 8. If it's your first time at Memento Mori, you have to post. [/shameless, off-topic reference]
If you have no photos to post, but would like to introduce yourself to the community, please do!
Here, have a form-letter:
Name: Age: How did you discover the wonderous world of memento mori culture/phenomena/etc, and why do you like it? Fun Fact about yourself: