We spend our lives taking photographs hoping for a perfect shot of our children, friends, families or even animals and its a joyous occasion when it all comes together for something you can eventually blow up and hang proudly on the wall at home.
But what about photos that are taken at the wrong time?.
Some of these have made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. They are sad, hard to look at and some are just downright disturbing.
R. Budd Dwyer, an American politician, seconds before he committed suicide on live TV.
Two maintenance workers embracing each other on a wind turbine that caught on fire. Both lost their lives. This is such a powerful photo.
The red car beside them was a car bomb that went off shortly after the picture was taken. The man and child survived but the photographer died with 28 other people.
A class picture that includes the two Columbine killers. Look at what they’re doing in the top left.
Tyler Hadley at the party that he killed his own parents to throw. Their bodies were still in their bedroom the entire time.
James Bulger, the toddler, being led away by the ten year old boy who would murder him. This is one of the worst crimes this century in my eyes.
A photo snapped by Jodi Arias of Travis Alexander, moments before she killed him.
Omayra Sanchez before dying due to being pinned down by house debris caused by flooding due to a volcanic eruption.
A photo snapped inside the famous Amityville Horror house in Long Island, New York. The house was empty at the time and the camera was equipped with a motion detector. The boy resembles one of the Defao boys who was killed in the house years before.
A photographer accidentally captures a suicide. So very very sad.
The Jonestown mass suicide. A day many will never forget.
Moments after this photo was taken, Sean and Michael McQuilken were struck by lightning. Both boys survived.
John Lennon signs an autograph for Mark David Chapman, the man who would murder him later the same day. This is Lennon’s final photograph.