Cemetery Series - The Introduction
TRD Photography - The Cemetery Series
I have long been fascinated by cemeteries. Some people hear that and immediately think you're one of those weirdo's sacrificing puppies or something like that. I may not be completely right in the head, but I'm not one of those people either. I've just always found cemeteries to be a surreal, peaceful place, and a lot of times they are full of just beautiful art.
I've done numerous shoots at some local cemeteries but the focus was always on the models. One day I was walking around and just letting myself just be. I was feeling the energy and the emotion. I started really looking at the statues and just looking closer than just a glance. They have so much emotion if you look at them and try to see something different.
Soon after this, a couple of tattoo artist friends of mine went and took photos. I immediately fell in love with the photos and just the moodiness of them. One of my goals is to check out different cemeteries in my travels and take some photos. I hope to be able to put together a really solid series and hopefully show it someday in the future.
The photo above is one of my favorites at this point. I just love the emotion and the cracks in this angels face. The truth is, I actually have this tattooed now. I've been in the process of a Spiritual warfare sleeve and I wanted an angel. I hated getting one of my photos tattooed, but it truly wasn't about the photo as much as it was about the emotion in this face. My pal, Kitty Konniption, did an incredible job! Keep an eye out as soon I'll have an album up from some of these travels.
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