Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale Mikey got with Sharon, Sharon got Sheriee She was sharin’ Sharon’s outlook on the topic of disease Mikey had a facial scar and Bobby was a racist They were all in love dyin’ they were doin’ it in Texas Tommy played piano like a kid out in
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Vale You’d be forgiven for thinking that Oliver Twist is in a workhouse somewhere asking for more. It seems extraordinary in 2012 that there are headlines like this in the Daily Telegraph this week, followed by the stark (and slightly ludicrous) quote from Kate Woodthorpe of the
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale The Deciphering How busy we are with the dead in their infancy, who are still damp with the sweat of their passing, whose hair falls back to reveal a scar. We think of wiping their skin, attending them in the old way, but are timid, ignorant. We
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale Oregon State Insane Asylum closed in the 1970s after operating for nearly a hundred years. Over that time inmates died, were cremated and their remains, stored in copper canisters, were stored uncollected. The photographer David Maisel has made a photographic record of them. He writes: The approximately
Charles Cowling
    By Richard Rawlinson   The row at Haycombe crematorium in Bath over the replacement of the cross-etched 1960s window with a clear pane – offering a neutral blank canvas for visitors of different faiths and none – is contextualised by this example of tolerance and diversity. The pictures here are