“So many buried are long forgotten. Relatives have died off, decades, sometimes centuries have passed. They whisper, ‘Remember me.’”
CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER SID GRAVES
Interview by The Grin Creeper
G&C: You are obsessed with cemeteries...why? How did you get started photographing cemeteries? And is Sid Graves your real name?
SG: I would say I’m fascinated, not obsessed. Cemeteries are places that may bring sad memories, but they also hold such beauty. The amazing craftsmanship shown in monuments combined with the natural surroundings is really artistic. These are areas created by man, yet visually influenced by nature. Don’t get me wrong if I see something on the twisted side, I’m taking that picture. As for my name, is The Grin Creeper your real name?
G&C: Yes, it is, Mr. Graves. How did you get started down the cemetery path?
SG: I started taking cemetery photos as a teen living in Caribou, Maine, a small town filled with local folklore, such as the haunting in the Sacred Heart cemetery, where after midnight you could witness a little lamb statue move throughout the cemetery. I had a friend that lived by the cemetery and we would ramble through the cemetery at night and for the most part spooked ourselves. Someone eventually stole the lamb and one night...
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