I take a lot of photos of disturbing subjects, but I do not mean to horrify. I would like to unhinge my viewers just a bit, but mostly I hope my pictures convey respect and delight. I love skulls and vertebrae, spiders and caterpillars–the same way people dig the blues or cherish paintings by Van Gogh.
I do not photograph animals that have clearly been run over, or bugs that have been squashed.
I do sometimes photograph the remains of animals that were killed by other wildlife, their bones picked clean by the local vultures. I also have taken photographs of animals I have discovered in their natural setting, partially decomposed. I do not post all of these images. They are beautiful in their way, and fascinating, but I struggle to discern how best to present them with a sense of honor, not horror.