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I am a photographer.

People hate my work. You may ask why, but when you see my shots, you'll understand. My work is very controversial. I am sadly proud of my photos, for I may be the only one who's adopted this style.

I capture photos of suicide.

No matter where I go, I carry my camera with me, ready to shoot anything that may happen. There's surprisingly a lot of suicides in this city and the next city over. I've gotten beautiful shots.

The most common ones are those of people jumping from buildings. Of course, there's usually a crowd of people pleading for the person to come down, so I know right away what I am about to get. I stand to get a good perspective, hold up my camera, and snap the photo right as the person plunges to their demise. I take a couple one after the other so I make sure to get the perfect shot. People surrounding me shout at me and call me heartless.

On the contrary, I am more caring than them. That person wanted to end their life, so they had a perfect reason to make that decision. I'm showing them support and kindness by capturing their last moments.

However, I don't remember the last time I smiled.

I have a splendid dark room to develope my photos, which I pin to the walls in my house. I have pictures of jumpers, people shooting themselves, taking pills or cyanide, jumping in front of a train, people stabbing themselves, and even some more unothodox methods.

It's funny. I can see the idea form in their heads by looking into their eyes or reading their body language. For most of the most spontanious ones, like the shooters or the train jumpers, I kindly approach them, explain that I'm not going to stop them, but if I could take a picture as they commit suicide. I've never had someone say no. The model will even wait for my cue. I have them point the gun to their head, and give them the signal to shoot. I wait until the train is close enough as they stand there, preparing to jump, and I give them the go.

Some even give me their names so that I can attend the funeral and visit their grave. They ask me for a copy of the photo. I oblige, but I lock the photo in a box so no one takes it away. From below the earth, I can almost hear the faint "thank you" coming from the coffin.

I couldn't make money off my hobby. No one wanted to show my art. But I think I've found someone who will...

It's a suicide cult. I let them know what I do, and that I myself don't want to end my life, but they are awed by what I do. As their cult grows, so does my gallery, for now we have scheduled photo shoots. We have our own art gallery for people fascinated with suicide. I've even had a few non-suicidal people come in just to admire the horror.

I'm making money now. Capturing suicides is now my career.

Here's my card. Call me to schedule an appointment.
i've had this idea in my head since i was like....... 17? 18? i dunno. i wanted it to be a full story, but i think it works better short.

this has not been proofread, so don't hark.
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:iconmasterofthestorm:
MasteroftheStorm Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Excellent!
Nerve plucking and inspiring!
You fail to disappoint!
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gameslavegaz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa... this is worthy to be a creepypasta.
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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it is one of my creepypastas
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:icongameslavegaz:
gameslavegaz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I mean that it's worthy to be on the creepy pasta wiki.
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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i posted it now
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:icongameslavegaz:
gameslavegaz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
okay, i hope that the mods don't delete it, because they would be the reason that you can't find muffins there.
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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i reposted muffins. the reason they took it down was because i'm the original writer
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:icongameslavegaz:
gameslavegaz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
even though i clearly stated that i belongs to you, not me.
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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i know, but wiki is REALLY strict on stuff like that. man, they're strict about everything
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:iconlordofstupidity:
LordofStupidity Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Wow. That's really original. Not sure if I would want an appointment with this photographer, tho...
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:iconnaturereigns:
NatureReigns Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
.... Wow. This is good. And of course, like most of your dark works, perfectly disturbing.
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:iconloneavengercosplay:
LoneAvengerCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow.... this really got me. It is a very interesting idea. We don't like to think about people just accepting death.
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candy-yuki Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Artist
this is amazing! especially the last line, gave me chills. such a simple sentance but in the context of the rest of the piece can feel so creepy! Great job and very creative!
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. Just wow. That was one of the best stories i've read in a long while. I really like the ending, that was great. Congratulations, you creeped me out!!
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xXMayuMayuXx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so fascinating... Brilliant story, brilliant idea. I have nothing more to say, i am stunned. I totally love this, sorry if i sound weird but i just can't put it into proper phrases!
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Tara-The-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very interesting. It has its own morbid beauty
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:iconkzeolite:
KZeolite Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is the most original and thought-provoking pieceof writing I've seen in a looong time. 
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dog455 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Holy crap! It was intense enough that I thought it was real! That was incredible! Keep it up!
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varletlegion Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. That is true art. The integrity, the originality in your ideas. I don't see why this is such a bad thing. Really I feel it might be more suitable for scientific study. What happens right before someone dies, what's going through their heads... I mean there's this one guy who takes bodies (with their permission), turns them into human jerky and flays them and calls it 'art.' (personally that bothers me because I believe in spiritual cleansing, burning/burying, whatnot.) But this is an astounding idea.
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

wait, you mean the bodies exhibit where people have donated their bodies to science? they're put in poses and show us the inner workings of the human body. did you know hair and teeth can grow on a tumor somewhere else on your body? try going to the dentist for that! XD

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varletlegion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah I know. I just feel that when someone dies they should be 'released' by either burning, a spiritual cleansing, or buried, to give a little something back. keeping the bodies preserved kinda... doesn't release them... And I did know about the tumor thing... It's pretty cool.
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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i want to be cremated and put in a REALLY outrageously silly box
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:iconvarletlegion:
varletlegion Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist

You ever seen Eragon? well when Brom died Eragon put a bunch of rocks over him and the dragon heated them to the point where they became glass... on a mountain top...I kinda want something like that. :randomlaugh: 

 

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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's awesome!
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:iconvarletlegion:
varletlegion Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
it is. like those paperweights that have tarantulas or scorpions in them... awesome.
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KittyKatLikeThat Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i read that and thought "look at my hairy tumor! careful, it bites!" xD
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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD beware the teratoma!!!!!!!
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KittyKatLikeThat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDD I JUST DIED
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BurntBlackRose Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Ooh, I like this. It's dark yet poetic. Brilliant idea, brilliant execution. ...pun not intended.
~Rose

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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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JenWriting Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a brilliant idea. Dark but genius! Do you think you'll write a full story for this?! :D I'd love to read it! The idea is fascinating!
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:iconreitanna-seishin:
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
probably not. i was going to when i was a teenager, but i feel this short prose leaves more to the imagination
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InvaderFan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Wow! I'm not heartless, but I would go and see his work :3 I have always wanted to be a photojournalist and this idea intrigues me, of course I wouldn't do real deaths, but.... Anyways, this story is very morbid in themost wonderful of ways, Excellent Job Rei!    
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Biatravessa Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the creepiest side of perfect, I just couldn't take my eyes away from the lines until it came to an end. Wonderful :)
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capitalofawesome Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
could you post the pictures of the comic on DA? I know its not finished, but just to see what you had. i also know about this from a Reitanna says a while back
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i may've already posted it, but i'm not sure. i don't even know if i have the physical copy. i'll look around
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capitalofawesome Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thanks hun :heart:
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thomasbaron06 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013

oh wow, I actually wrote a short screenplay for an idea that was loosely based on this same thing,

that was a good while back,

instead of "The Suicide Photographer" though, I called mine "Devious" or something,

if you want to read it sometime i'll see if I can find it and mail it to you =)

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TheMightyPangea Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Writer
.... I may have to call you.
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Blueyay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
interesting
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GIRismyinspiration Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful writing as usual rei ^ ^
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xMaxine10x Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*starts having nostalgia seizure* agdhfiepalsbdhdhsmznfh
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