San Rafael Valley, AZ ~~ Photo by Bill Haas

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I don't mean to be macabre, but some of the crypt embellishments in the St. Louis Cemetery Number One in New Orleans impressed me. Yeah-Yeah! Someone once also told me I'd photograph just about ANYthing! So until I show you my "Utility Pole Series," (you think I'm joking?!!), you'll just have to settle for photos of some of the little doo-dads survivors have included on dead people's burial boxes.
Perhaps in those days, one might suppose crypt embellishments would distinguish you from the poor sap lying next door. Or your bereaved loved ones (or survivors) needed to indicate to your neighbors just how high you were held in their esteem. (Or how grateful they were to have been "remembered"!)
There's a loose head rolling around here somewhere.
OK OK, I admit: I didn't have anything better to do with these photos!!! But the real truth is, I love recognizing and capturing on film the world around me, the world I live in -- sometimes breathtaking, sometimes pedestrian, commonplace and boring.