Design 7307

Tag: Black and White

Ghosts of the Graveyard – Indianapolis, Indiana.

by on Feb.24, 2009, under Photography

graveyard ghosts

I took this photo back when I was still living in Indianapolis, IN. This photo was taking in Crown Hill Cemetery at the highest elevation point in all of Indianapolis. I’ve always had a fascination with really old cemeteries, and this one proved to be one of the best. It was so long ago I’ve forgotten the name of the cemetery, too bad I didn’t have a camera that could geotag back in 2002 [updated! Ana says it was Crown Hill Cemetery!]. Anyways, my friend Ana and I were there wandering around, snapping photos of gravestones for texture reference. We got to this point in the cemetery and she wanted a photo taken (at James Whitcomb Riley’s tomb) Afterwards when I was looking at the photo on my computer I noticed that her hands were burried in the depths of her massive coat which gave the impression that she had no hands, so I took it one step further and removed all semblance of flesh from the image leaving this empty shell of a person standing in what, at the time was an empty shell of a graveyard. The freshly fallen snow proved to be a perfect noise dampener, outside of footprints in the snow, not a sound could be heard from the surrounding highway and neighborhoods. This hollow emptiness of the graveyard itself inspired the creation of this photo, an empty shell of a body standing on its own at the center of this tranquil graveyard.

Leave a Comment :, , , , , , , , , more...

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!

Visit our friends!

A few highly recommended friends...

Archives

All entries, chronologically...