Working in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden for over 40 years as a police photographer, Arnold Odermatt created some of the most beautiful photos of car crashes.

Shot with a Rolleiflex, Odermatt’s photos are serene and meditative with no car parts and gore strewn about, serving as quiet mementos mori. Several books of his photos have been published, most famous amongst them the awesomely titled Karambolage.