A series of thermal imaging portraits exploring the conscious human existence and contrast between life and death. A thermal camera reveals the infrared energy that every living being emits. The distinctive heat signature of our body is compared to the unique existential trace we want to create in the world before we die and all living heat disappears from us. The body temperature recorded by the thermal camera is transformed into a digital image with vivid colours. In this case, the colours range from white through, yellow, orange and red to purple and blue – white being the hottest area and blue being the coldest. The contrast between the warm and cold colours is symbolic of the contrast between life and death. With this project I aim to provoke thoughts about the existential, yet deeply personal questions: What is the meaning of life? What does each of us aim to achieve in life before we die, and what will be left of us when we no longer exist?