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 or the personalized handicrafts of the Holt (Potter's field) Cemetery. 

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