One of my early favorite photographic experiences was at the Metairie Cemetery in Metairie LA. It was early in the morning and there was a heavy fog, which created an unreal feeling. I was shooting black and white film, so I wasn't sure what I was getting, but it was great fun regardless. I actually got some fine images from the shoot, and the whole experience left a strong impression. Some ten years later my wife and I went to the Recolleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, which was incredible in its grandeur. From then on I definitely had the "cemetery bug" and have had the pleasure of shooting others, whether by chance or design. I'm not sure what it says about me, but I do find the differing "styles" of how the dead are "handled" to be fascinating, whether the elaborate sculptures of Recolleta in Buenos Aires or the personalized handicrafts of the Holt (Potter's field) Cemetery in New Orleans.
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