Look at This Photograph. Every Time I Do It Makes Me… Well, Not Laugh, Exactly.

22 Covers Showing Ripped, Punctured, Burned or Shattered Photographs 

While I’m almost positive that taking a photograph doesn’t steal that person’s soul, there’s still a magical quality to photographs, don’t you think?

For me, a photograph represents a moment frozen in time, a token to remember ourselves as we used to be in the past: a close-knit family, a happy couple, a gaggle of good friends who knew they would always stay that way.

So what does it mean when those same photographs that show our past selves in happier times are shattered, torn or pierced with a knife? My guess: nothing good.