You might think its a bit weird but I’ve been doing this for years.
Père Lachaise – Paris
I’ve done it in Holister and Oceano California, New Orleans and Paris. The older the better! Wherever I travel to I always seek out the oldest possible cemetery to explore and photograph. Its the history and art in cemeteries that dates back more than century that appeals to me. The world we live in today is made mostly of plastic. Old cemeteries date baak to an age of craft when things were made by atrisans with hand made tools. I see graveyards and cemeteries are living monuments. Handcut stone carvings, chiseled sculptures, hand-wrought iron work, painstaking handcrafted, leaded, stain glass that dates back 200 years…its these wonderfully beautiful monuments that continue to live on. On my lastest trip to Paris I visited Père Lachaise, resting place of Jim Morrison, Honoré de Balzac, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Honoré Daumier, Jacques-Louis David and hundreds of other famed painters, poets, statesman, architects and sculptors.
Photographed exclusively with the Olympus OMD EM5.