Memento Mori (2005) The title of this series of images, "Memento Mori," comes from the name given to postmortem photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries when it was popular to photograph the recently deceased. Literally Memento Mori means, "remember thy mortality." These tintype photograms of dolls' and children's dresses appear to have an astonishing amount of volume. The open backs look sensual and feminine but simultaneously empty and void of life. The distressed and runny emulsion makes the plates look antique and adds a painterly quality to the print surface. Because the dress material is translucent, the images also have the feel of an x-ray.