Last Suppers

Last Suppers, by James Reynolds, is a series of photographs documenting former Death Row prisoners’ requests for their last meal before execution.

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4_olive

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  1. Canadian artist Paul Kneale did a Last Meal Delivery Service: http://www.pauljkneale.com/CBC_DNTO.html

  2. So did Jonathon Kambouris – http://www.jonathonkambouris.com
    go to series, last meals

  3. Looks like the Sing Sing tray that David Weeks made.

  4. there’s also such a series by Celia A. Shapiro, used by the german and swiss section of Amnesty International, see the cover
    http://www.amnesty.ch/de/aktuell/magazin/48

    On Celia A. Shapiro (german)
    http://www.3sat.de/dynamic/sitegen/bin/sitegen.php?tab=2&source=/kulturzeit/themen/67785/index.html

    and on the issue itself still one of the most impressive work: by Fabian Biasio http://www.biasio.com/ (Projekte > Todesstrafe)

  5. What on earth is that last one? It looks like a chocolate-covered espresso bean, but I think that’s just my tired stomach talking.

    This is a fascinating series, though. It reminds me of some other food art — like hospital food — that I came across in a food porn roundup:
    http://blog.findingdulcinea.com/2009/08/sweet-sites-graphic-gourmet-all-you-can-eat-online.html

  6. It’s an olive. Don’t be stupid.

  7. It’s a grape!

  8. No, it’s an olive..

  9. Its pork, don’t be stupid

  10. It’s a date…get it…. “what do you want for your last meal?” ” A date”, so thats what he got

  11. Sorry folks, the alt text says Olive.

  12. I hope the guy with the fruit didn’t get the chair…..he might have exploded into a pile of shit.

  13. Hello? Yeah, can I get the #7, no cheese, two #3s, one with extra onions, three Cokes, and an extra thing of fries? Thanks.

  14. Oh jeez
    that’s sad. :(

  15. lol…. 6 cokes and 1 cracker seems like its something racist, anyone agree?

  16. Should have asked for one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg and told them to take their time with it.

  17. “I hope the guy with the fruit didn’t get the chair…..he might have exploded into a pile of shit.”

    Half the time I think that’s why the condemned choose the meals they do – one last “F*ck You!” to the system. They choose meals that will cause diarrhoea knowing some poor sod will have to clean it up afterwards.

  18. If I’m gonna get the chair, I want my last meal to be a pound of unpopped popcorn and a glass of vegetable oil.

  19. @ brhnugs. I think the man/ or woman wanted to try out the age old mystery of does your stomache explode if you ingest all of that at one time. A similar result is said to come from bannans and sprite, mentos and coke, and pop rocks and coke. I think it was cool that he wanted to experiement with life and prove it true or false once and for all.

  20. I think if I had to choose a last meal, I’d get myself a fortune cookie. :D

  21. Most people ordering a last meal don’t even have the appetite to eat it. Would you?

  22. fucking shit

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