Some photo spots are in danger of being done to death.

For one avant-garde Instagrammer who goes under the alias STEFDIES, that's her intention.

The artist has been travelling the world collecting a series of photos for her Instagram page in which she lies prone, face down, and by all appearances dead, at famous photo locations.

Death in Rome. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES
Death in Rome. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES

Her photos at London's Tower Bridge, the Amalfi Coast and the Eiffel Tour look like any other travel snap - if it weren't for the lifeless form, centre of frame.

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She is the corpse at the party and her art certainly attention grabbing - and somewhat disturbing.

Death in London. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES
Death in London. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES

Many news outlets have been quick to call STEFDIES's photos a protest.

The Sun called her photos "anti-selfies" while the Metro Online deemed the stunt "a protest against selfies".

Stef says they're dead wrong.

"STEFDIES is a celebration of life," says the artist.

Death in Amalfi. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES
Death in Amalfi. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES

On the artist's website she writes that there is no particular method to taking the photos.
She sees a spot she likes, frames it, and . . . flop.

She states that "no special equipment, lighting or conditions are met" and that these images are taken on whim as part of a normal day.

Death in San Francisco. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES
Death in San Francisco. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES

Each photo, she says, "strives to get back to the roots of what a photograph was intended to be - a captured moment in time".

Her signature STEFDIES photos are a kind of "I was here" while also provoking a "discussion on mortality" with each photo a reminder that our vacation time is finite.

Death in Provence. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES
Death in Provence. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES

One day we too will find ourselves "like our face down figure."

While most tourists are looking for a souvenir memento , rather than a "memento mori" the photo project provides valuable train of thought.

Death in Spain. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES
Death in Spain. Photo / Instagram, STEFDIES

We get the picture. Should someone check if she's alright?