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.
I am working as a journalist for German public television and live only part-time in Scotland unfortunately.
But when I am here, 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 interesting details my research comes up with.
Graveyards proved to be a new way of experiencing the richness of Scottish history and to connect to the region where I have the pleasure to live. They empower me to connect with the past and its people. Graveyards tell stories like echoes of a Nation.
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!