Rhys Edward Prosser, Aberystwyth 2013

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Rhys Edward Prosser, Aberystwyth 2013 - POET'S GRAVES - BEDDAU'R BEIRDD
Notes on Rhys Edward Prosser

A long search in a large graveyard (and I'd been given directions). The relatively simple designed gravestone was a challenge not only to find but to record in a pictorial manner. The camera was rested on the side of the grave, a wide angle lens used, and framed the art deco gravestone behind. All these elements helped form these inanimate objects into mono-lithic style buildings - reminiscent to the set designs used in Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis'.

From Winter 2012 through to Spriing 2014 I visited graveyards throughout the length and breadth of Wales. Many hours were spent searching for particular gravestones, of poet's, well known and not so well known. A few were not found, mostly they were.
The project was difficult not due the hours searching but more so to finding an ordinary gravestone in a wild graveyard. So often other viewpoints of other gravestones would have made an excellent photographic record but I was forced to settle, even compromise, with my brief. Frustrating as it was, it was also made the more rewarding, my eye was forced to work harder. Fortunately these peaceful places helped with keeping the mind free of distractions.
Here are a few of the images published in the book.
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