A photojournalist for decades for publications like National Geographic, Newsweek, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone, Aguilera-Hellweg is being rediscovered for his new book The Sacred Heart: An Atlas of the Body Seen Through Invasive Surgery.
Images from the sometimes extremely disturbing but eerily beautiful book have found their way to the covers of Fantomas albums, and Unsane has just used one of his photographs for their newest. My friend Shaun, who put the design together for both the CDs, and has been introducing me to all sorts of good stuff lately, got to choose from hundreds of stunning photos of a dead body wrapped in plastic in a field for the Unsane album Visqueen.
It's this series that drew me to the prolific photographer. The images are haunting and magnificent. He is also a writer and filmmaker and some of this work is featured on his website.