Saturday, October 8, 2016

Series: Offerings

Death is not easy to deal with. I often contemplate my own mortality, and wonder who will remember me when I'm gone. I walked through an old cemetery near my house the other day, and came across many overgrown graves adorned with neglected offerings. Flowers, decorations, and toys sat by their headstones growing rotten, sun-damaged, and rust-ridden. Seeing these ornaments made me wonder how long it had been since these graves were visited by a loved one. I thought back to my own life, and felt guilty I couldn't even remember the last time my deceased grandparents even crossed my mind. Offerings presents the question, "How long does it take to become forgotten?"

All photographs were made with my Pentax LX , 24mm f/2.8 lens, and Ilford FP4+ 125 film. A red filter was used for some of the shots.