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The Whimsically Macabre Scenes of @__remmidemmi

To see more of Sandro’s explorations of “bodies with no regret,” follow @__remmidemmi on Instagram.

In his macabre, tragicomic photo series, Italian photographer Sandro Giordoan (@__remmidemmi) explores the willingness of people to put the safety of material objects before their own well-being.

When conceiving the project, _IN EXTREMIS (bodies with no regret), Sandro drew from personal experience. “Last summer I had a small but tough bicycle accident,” he explains. “I lost 30% of my right hand’s functions because I never let go of the object I was holding as I fell.”

When, shortly after, a friend broke his leg to prevent his smartphone from falling in water, Sandro became concerned. “We live in a time where we risk material things becoming more important than our own lives, and this is really worrying.”

Sandro channeled his concern into crafting meticulous and whimsical photos. “I immediately felt the urgency to capture the moment of impact. I wanted to talk about obsessions, neurosis and frailties of our times through my personal experience.” The resulting photos are at once humorous and haunting.

Many think that the wildly contorted bodies in Sandro’s photos are dolls or dummies. Not so, says Sandro. “I work exclusively with professional actors who are able to position themselves in anatomically impossible poses because they are trained to use their bodies to communicate.”

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Your heartbeat has a "signature" based on your overall personality.

A German study at the Freie Universitat Berlin indicated that personality’s effect on heartbeat may be so pervasive that it could actually be used as a more reliable alternative to personality tests. The mechanism of this effect on the heart is not known, and could be direct or indirect (e.g., the brain influencing the heart directly, or personality having a broader impact on breathing patterns, which would then affect one’s heartbeat). A previous electrocardiograph study indicated to researchers that people with more emotionless personalities were more likely to have certain electrical activity patterns, and this follow-up study determined that specific patterns also exist for people who rate high in neuroticism or who experience fewer positive emotions.

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The Vocal Ranges of the Greatest Singers. From Mariah Carey’s ear-piercing whistle to Barry White’s deep bassy growl, compare the vocal ranges of today’s top artists with the greatest of all time. (via ConcertHotels.com).

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