Graveyards have always held a huge attraction for me.
Not a morbid one.
They seem to give me perspective. They have a soul.
Graveyard photography fascinates me and turned quickly into a new passion in my solitary rambles.
Quite a change compared to my bustling “normal” life as a TV journalist.
I am always out to explore the graveyards. I check maps and guide books, keep my eyes open and my camera ready, wherever I go. I gather stories, take pictures, ponder about the beauty of life and death. There seems to be no end to the echoes of the past my research comes up with.
Graveyards are my way of experiencing the richness of Scottish history, connecting me to the region where I have the pleasure to live, with the past and its people. Graveyards tell beautiful, frightening and passionate stories of a nation, everywhere on the world.
I believe in the old baroque dualism: carpe diem and memento mori. You can only seize the day if you are aware of the fact that it might be your last.
I go out and enjoy!