Meet The Photographer Who Spent Four Years In A Forensic Morgue

<a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Patrik Budenz;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><b class="credit">Patrik Budenz</b></a>

The life of working with dead bodies has been the subject of some of the more popular recent television series in recent years, from CBS's CSI to HBO's Six Feet Under. But what is it really like to work in the industry?

All workplaces are understandably reticent to allow reporters and other outsiders to come in and investigate what goes on during their workday. And that anxiety is even more heightened for the work of preparing dead bodies. But German photographer Patrik Budenz was able to convince the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Berlin to allow him to spend four years researching and taking photographs of their workplace. Budenz is also the author of two books on the subject, "Post Mortem" and "Quæstiones Medico-Legales". AOL Jobs spoke with the photographer about his investigation, which was documented in Wired.