The pickings are slim here in Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood, compared to the vast selection in both Rosehill and Bohemian National Cemeteries in Chicago, when looking for funerary art to photograph. This type of work has a tendency to piss people off, who may view the presence of a camera and tripod as somehow irreverent or otherwise disrespectful to the deceased-so be prepared if you venture out to make this type of art. As backgrounds, even at wide open apertures, can be disruptive to the main subject, bringing your own portable backdrop is recommended. A 3x4 piece of black velvet material from the fabric store, stapled on a wooden frame is small enough to fit in your auto and is light enough to hand hold behind your subject. Sure to convince onlookers that you are completely whackadoo.
It is 0500 on the 4th and I am headed out to fish a new lake in Iron County, WI, that a patient tells me is a good spot for Crappie. Time to finish this coffee and hook the boat up. Happy 4th.
“I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”
― Anaïs Nin