Though they're often made to look incredibly entertaining on television shows and in movies, crime scenes are absolutely horrible in real life. In fact, most people who have to involve themselves with the gore only do so out of necessity - not morbid curiosity. While onlookers and gawkers tend to flock to public accidents and incidents, when they actually see the scene, they're terrified. Some are even repulsed to be so close to another's end, as it's a constant reminder of their own mortality.
CS photographers not only witness this type of morbidity, but they also have to immortalize it as well. For them, it can be incredibly difficult to ever forget the brutality of their shoots. Reddit asked a few of these photographers to share the raw renditions of their trade. To read them is to be truly haunted.
A Jealous Mistress Completely Cleaved One Family Apart
One Victim Was Intent On His Own Demise
Elevator Surfing Wasn't As Fun As It Sounded
There Was A Trail Of Blood And Feces
The Photo Negatives Were Almost As Bad As The Developed Work
He Had To Photograph A Friend