I’m having a show of some of my new work in April. It’ll be at Big Jar Books in Old City, on Second Street between Market and Arch. Free wine and possibly cheeze doodles during the opening reception.
My photography isn’t necessarily what one would call romantic, so it was with some trepidation that I agreed to enter some work in the February (Valentine’s) Show. Cupid and Psyche is not the Antonio Canova plaster sculpture from 1793, but a marble reproduction marking a grave at the entrance to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in […]
This is the maiden blog in a series on cemetery experiences I’ve had. It is a reasonable facsimile of an article I had published in the Oct. 2004 issue of Weird New Jersey magazine. In the 8 years I’ve been roaming around cemeteries, the first four were spent shooting angels. I bagged a good number […]
I have a small family. Growing up, I did not have a lot of experience with death and dying. My grandmother died when I was maybe 5. I think I must have been 16 years old when I saw my first viewing. As a rule, my family never made a big deal out of the […]
Hurricane Katrina has transformed the legendary New Orleans cemeteries, known as “cities of the dead,” into a brown landscape of muck and stench. But fears that the cemeteries have been destroyed are allayed. At least in New Orleans proper, concerns that floodwaters would send large numbers of coffins and corpses floating away from their crypts […]