New Orleans, Cemetery Rose

There are so many images of cemeteries in New Orleans. I needed to try something different, colorful even. While touring through St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, around the bend from Marie Laveau’s crypt a man was painting a rose he left at a relative’s crypt.

There was something special here. I felt as though I was spying on an emotional moment between this man and whomever was buried in the crypt. The colors were chaotic, vibrant and alive – in perfect contrast to where we were. I quietly asked to take a photo and he was happy to let me. I still remember the look in his eyes – oddly vacant and present.

The gallery image was printed on 8″x10″ photography canvas and is $95 at the event.


  • Title: Cemetery Rose
  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Taken: 29 December, 2013

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