photo essays

Designer Kaya Tinsman Rips Apart Raccoon Carcasses to Make Etsy Earrings

One of my first posts for VICE‘s newly launched feminist channel Broadly.

“Although the process is fascinating, I wonder how buyers would feel about seeing the death and decay that comes with their jewelry. “I think that it’s very important,” says Tinsman. “I mean especially if you think about people eating meat a lot of the time–what you’re eating doesn’t represent what it started out as. All of the gore is removed; you see the cow and then you see the burger, but you don’t realize that what you’re eating is actually a butchered animal. I think that it’s important…I think that it adds to the respect that you have for the creature.”

Read the post, and view the photo essay, shot by photographer Cody Orrell, here via Broadly.