Sunday, April 12th, 2009
In the 19th century it was common for a family to hire a photographer to capture images of recently deceased family members. This practice was especially common for infants and young children and the resulting photograph was often the only one the parents ever had of their child.
I have always been drawn to cemeteries. I have always found the graves of children that are marked with lambs to be particularly touching.
This short film merges a type of photography that is all but forgotten with the remaining stone markers that have lasted to modern times. Many of these children lived for such a short time so long ago that memories of them have faded into history.