I love photos; not photos of cousin Joe’s wedding, though those are nice. I love photos that tell an instant and a lifetime in one click of the button, or flash of the light.
I love wandering cemeteries. There is a name given to people like me, taphophiles. Years ago, I didn’t know there was a name for this addiction, until I stumbled upon it on the computer one day. Lo and behold, I found fellow taphophiles and treasure troves of stories in the photos taken at both famous and abandoned cemeteries around the globe.
I look for little snippets of the heart……touching mementos left at a gravestone, or weeds left to wind with abandon, each tell their own story.
For me, finding that moment that I know will transcend into my camera and into your heart is like finding a diamond in the rough.
Each resident is a diamond, some polished with manicured landscapes and some in the rough, with overgrown weeds and dandelion blossoms adorning their grave.
To me, they are all precious jewels of time, shining in the sunlight or waiting in the rain, for a taphophile’s heart and camera……………
I believe photography can convey such emotions ......... I like to visit cemeteries, especially on rainy, misty days. The wistfulness is carried through the camera.
I feel the same about my home in Gettysburg......such emotions are carried through the lens. The sadness, the peace, the beauty of this land.
I love old statues, crumbling, moss covered.....their beauty deepens with age. I love to photograph cemetery Angels...one of my favorite places is Highgate Cemetery, in London, England.
And I love to tell stories; I write on several blogs. Telling stories with a camera, bringing smiles, tears, memories, or longings to life; is something everyone who picks up a camera hopes to achieve.
I love to combine artwork and photography........creating works of art and poignant scenes ..... Each photo capturing a "moment in time" and an emotional response from the eye of the viewer........
Please feel welcome to browse through all my galleries.....
Custom Pet Photography
My love of animals has permitted me to share my life with many wonderful friends. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with your pet photo if you wish for me to custom edit it for you.
Examples of my work and pricing information may be found in the Animal Portrait Interpretations Gallery. I will create a photographic print suitable for framing that will become a cherished keepsake in your home and heart.
Purchased prints will bear no watermark or writing.
If you have any questions about ordering my prints, please do not hesitate to email, I will be happy to answer any questions. Email email@example.com
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More about my work and life in Gettysburg may be read on my zenfolio blog, the link is at the top of the Gallery pages. I also write on two other personal blogs. I hope you will stop by for a visit; say hello if you do. Thanks.http://walkingamongtheghostsofgettysburg.wordpress.com/
You may also access my other blog, "The Roses and Thorns of Life" at the home page of this link.
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