What was found under that bench?

The corpse of a homeless person. Several homeless people recently met their end in other parts of Anchorage, Alaska. And these locations (a car, a dugout, a tent) can be seen in this moody and noirish collection by Marc Lester, a photographer for The Anchorage Daily News. The images recall Lincoln Clarkes' Heroines series, which is set in Vancouver BC. What links the two is the crepuscular quality of the light. Through the permanent dusk of this light we see not only the natural beauty of our part of the world but also its natural sadness.