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This week's series is on the theme of incognito - anonymous, unidentified, nameless.  The photographs depicting those unknown figures to be found on headstones, with their long faded images and illegible inscriptions, are a testimony to the transience of all human life.  

incognito 01

This week's series is on the theme of incognito - anonymous, unidentified, nameless.  The photographs depicting those unknown figures to be found on headstones, with their long faded images and illegible inscriptions, are a testimony to the transience of all human life.  

comments (12)

  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jan 2012, 07:24
a fine theme - and your indroduction the word 'grieving' and the black frame (Trauerrand) hint it, too -I like the spin in the corner above matching a bit the crashed glass -yes, all is broken and transient. I would like to look closer behind the broken glass ...
anniedog: Thank you Philine. Yes, I felt the same as you and wanted so to make out the identity of the lady with the elegant shoes.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jan 2012, 07:27
It does give one pause, Ingrid....
anniedog: I often wonder about these people, and love to look at the photographs on the graves.
This is a subject I am going to enjoy as I love wandering around graveyards (That makes me sound a bit weird!)
anniedog: Well I must be every bit as weird as you Bill because I love wandering around them. I'm off to London this week to explore some more!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jan 2012, 08:13
Graveyards can be interesting places. Excellent pictures, like this one can be found there. Old, unattended graves always have an air of melancholy around them.
anniedog: It is the air of melancholy that I love about them. Can you imagine how awful a cheerful cemetery would be!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Jan 2012, 08:34
This is terrifically good Ingrid: the smashed image, spider & single appropriate word all come together to do exactly as you describe
anniedog: This is how I like to spend my days Chris - searching out the sad and forlorn!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 Jan 2012, 10:54
I do like the word and the spider, and the way you have them with respect to the photograph. The whole image conveys a place where all is passed and forgotten.
anniedog: Which is where we are all probably destined to go, eventually. Cheery thought!
A ghost! Sad and beautiful at once.
Health.
anniedog: Thank you. I wondered about the identity of this lady and why her face had been smashed. Very sad.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jan 2012, 16:05
sorry: the spider, of course (in German: Spinne), the smashed glass looks like an aureole, a religious subsense!
anniedog: I liked the way the spider and the shape of the glass echoed eachother.
This has a sadness about it I feel, this person must be quite long gone and forgotten, yet their headstone makes a home for a Spider.
anniedog: Very sad - I just wondered why someone would go out of their way to deface a headstone in such a horrible way.
The broken glass even looks like the spider... (I hate spiders) but not here on the page cause he's little. ... Looking forward to the rest of the series.
anniedog: Yes, I noticed that too - it seemed somehow appropriate.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 26 Jan 2012, 08:05
Very touching series, Ingrid. This one is particularly poignant. I agree with Philline, there is something symbolic to the smashed glass that goes beyond the obvious. The spider too is a gem in this composition.
anniedog: Thank you Suzanne. I can't imagine what sort of person would want to vandalize graves like this. It's funny, but I only realised the spider was there after the film was developed, but he definitely brings an extra dimension to the composition!
Beautiful and sad in a way....It's a likey for me....and I don't have that many of them....like so many of your pictures I feel that your not trying to impress me but to be true...not easy to explain in English, sorry...
anniedog: Thanks Aksel - your words mean a lot. It is true - I am usually trying to communicate something in my pictures rather than dazzling people with technical proficiency!

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