I got in lots of trouble with Alcy a few months ago when we were talking about going to Glenwood. I mentioned that I have difficulty finding poignancy in a cemetery of full of rich people. It's not because the people buried at Glenwood are wealthy or prominent--it is just that everything is too pristine--the maid service is excellent. True the memorials are splendid. And maybe it is because I have never been rich, that I can not make a connection with that world. I don't know. I love shooting there but when I really want to do cemetery photography I much prefer Olivewood or Hollywood or some abandoned, forgotten country cemetery--that I can relate to. I just find subject matter in older, less fluent cemeteries that is much more emotional, more poignant, more touching.
|500th (probably) photograph of the Hill Angel|
|Glenwood's newest angel|
|Everybody photographs the grave site of Howard Hughes and his parents|