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Mausoleum

Today I left home planning to head to some woods where I think there maybe some bluebells. But for no reason I can explain I suddenly thought: ‘I want to go to a cemetery.’

I love cemeteries. I have no idea why. I first photographed one in 1995 when I was still at university and I’ve visited many in cities around the world since. They even have their own tag on my blog! Today I went to West Norwood, one of London’s Magnificent Seven. This is the fourth I’ve shot nudes in and, of course, I now need to visit the last three.

This is day 45 of my daily lockdown photo endeavour. The days where I resent it are increasing (it’s hard coming up with new ideas to shoot solo in a two bedroom flat!) but I also love it. It’s a little thing that keeps a red thread of creativity in my lockdown experience and I value the daily contact with the recipients. The photo I actually sent them earlier had a slight edit applied – a sepia tone that suited the vine-covered mausoleum. But this is the unedited version, straight out of the camera – complete with the shadow of my glasses on my cheek!

Sinful Sunday

8 Comments

  1. nopantsendurance

    Keep sharing, I like receiving!

  2. Miss Scarlet

    This is beautifully composed, with your creamy skin against the vines.

  3. elliott henry

    Alive and Dead. Fab combination.

  4. Modesty Ablaze

    I love the contrast of foreground and background.
    Just lovely … as always !!!
    Xxx – K

  5. Bee

    I love exploring cemeteries too, especially the old ones. I love this image but now Iā€™m also intrigued by the edited version too.

  6. Molly

    I am envious. I want to go and take a pictures in a cemetery

    Molly

  7. Marie Rebelle

    Lovely image, C. Even though I read it’s getting harder, I like that you are keeping up with the photos šŸ™‚

  8. DeviantSuccubus

    Well, this is just awesome. I love cemeteries (go figure, ha!), and I used to take lots of pictures on those during my teenage years. Maybe it is time to revive that tradition!

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