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When I asked to take a peek at a few of said dead things, Voorhes showed me a frog, a snake, and a few other animals carefully preserved in plastic bags, then pulled a homemade specimen out of the freezer. “I’ve used this bird a handful of times,” he says. “It flew into the window one day a couple years back and abruptly ended its life. I’ve since used it to photograph jewelry. My work goes back and forth — sometimes it’s dark and morbid, other times we’re asked to do stuff that’s very playful and kitschy. I think it’s hard to do too much of any one thing in this business, and anyway it’s nice to balance things out.”