Tuesday, 29 May 2012
It is the sign of a photographer (or a goth) that they actually want to get into the local graveyard. The Wivenhoe Photography Group visited the cemetery on Belle Vue Road with a loose brief of 'depth of field'. The cemetery stretches out from both sides of the road, one side featuring a wonderfully overgrown collection of crumbly old headstones, and the other being an altogether more modern and kempt affair. No prizes for guessing which side most of us made a b-line for. Bone yards can serve as a reminder of many things, not least that death is not so much a terminus as a stop on a cyclical route, so I decided to search out the life in the old place.