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Kai-san

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Last rest.......
« on: January 10, 2017, 06:51:51 PM »
These shots are from a project I started around four to five years ago and never finished. I meant to do something with better film and larger format, but lost interest along the way. So these shots are a kind of sketches for later use.
I have been doing some shooting in cemeteries on and off, and I noticed that in the oldest ones people place chairs, stools and benches on the graves. I imagine they use these to rest, meditate or perhaps talk to the dead, who knows. Then I noticed the variety of these sitting implements and started taking pictures of them. Some are new and shiny, others old and worn, some quite opulent and others rather humble. These shots are from the oldest cemetery in Stavanger, some of the graves here date back to the 18th century. Quite fittingly this cemetery is situated in a part of town called Paradise............
All shots are on expired Konica Centuria 400s, cameras used are Contax G1 and G2 pluss a 50's Zeiss Ikon Contessa LK with a light meter way off.
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Re: Last rest.......
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 06:53:17 PM »
Continued.........
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Re: Last rest.......
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 06:54:26 PM »
Last five..........
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Re: Last rest.......
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 07:15:01 PM »
Interesting. We don't see much of that here in the US, at least I haven't. Reinforces the idea of a cemetery as a place of contemplation.

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Re: Last rest.......
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 03:22:06 PM »
Interesting set Kai. I find I am having a peaceful moment just looking at them. Here on the W coast (US) the cemeteries are largely covered in grass, so anything you leave on or near a grave site is removed the next time the landscaping crew comes to work. I like the idea of having a seat and spending some time alone with one's thoughts and memories. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Last rest.......
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 09:41:37 AM »
wow this makes me incredibly sad.... now that you mention it, I have noticed stuff like this on cemeteries. specially in gothengurg

thanks for sharing these "sketches"
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Re: Last rest.......
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 07:15:45 PM »
Thanks Adam, James and Jonas, I'm glad you liked them.
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