The grave's a fine and private place.

This is one of my favourite photo series: tombstones from a late 18th Century graveyard in Fredericton, New Brunswick.


Anonymous said...

Did you crop these after the fact, or is this the original composition?


Donimo said...

No cropping. I don't crop very often, actually.

Monique said...

Do you know of Barbara Hodgson? She's a Vancouver book designer.

Your grave photos remind me of a book of hers that I'm working on call Trading in Memories.

The first story in the book is called Angels and it's a story about her visit to Brompton Cemetery in Earl's Court in London. She says the cemetery is a "parking lot for angels", and she's taken some beautiful photos of them.

Really eerie.

I don't have an image from that story, but if you want to look at some of her photos, there's a PDF except at:

And the site has other photos too:

Anyway, I like your grave photos and hope that you'll keep posting--the compositions are really evocative.


Anonymous said...

Oops - I didn't realize you had replied to me. I don't get notified as I'm not a blogspot member.

To follow up: I like that you didn't crop them. I generally believe that a good photographer composes the image in camera. That's why I asked. I like the composition of these. Thoughtful.


Stephanie Hanson said...

i love your pictures! you are so talented and creative, you find such beautiful things in places most people would just walk by. its amazing what you can see when you slow down to notice all the small things in life. I cant wait to see what you post next!

Donimo said...

Thanks so much, Monique for your praise and for introducing me to Barbara Hodgson. I hadn't heard of her. I love her stuff!I look forward to reading her book. Thanks for the links.