Mt. Mora Lady
This lovely lady was waiting in Mt. Mora Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo. She had the most interesting look on her face that I simply had to capture.
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Lafayette Row
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is in the city of New Orleans. As with most Louisiana cemeteries, the coffins are "buried" aboveground in crypts due to the high water table. Lafayette was fascinating, with rows of ornate crypts dating back centuries and nature always trying to gain fingerholds in the stonework.
Lafayette Coffin Break
This Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is in the city of New Orleans. I particularly liked how this crypt seemed to be half-broken open, as though someone were trying to get in - or out. And the crypt next door: empty.​​​​​​​
Cathedral Angel
This beauty was found in the basement of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. No one quite knows where she came from. It was common for churches that were closing or moving to leave artwork and other such items at the Cathedral, so she could have come from anywhere. She was on display when I saw her in 2009.

Central Park Angel Fountain
No matter how long I waited, the pigeons of Central Park would not leave the angel in the center of the most frequently-filmed fountain in New York City. I asked my guide if there was any noise I could make that would startle them away, if only for a moment. "In New York? No," he replied.
City Museum Ladies
These lovely ladies grace the wall of a tunnel inside the City Museum in St. Louis. If you visit the City Museum, I recommend a camera, sturdy shoes, long pants and a lot of spare time, because it is vast, complicated and unlike any museum you have ever seen. 
Rising Girl
This lady was something of a mystery to me. I loved the images I had of her - it was difficult to pick one, as each angle revealed a different facet of her beauty and personality. But for a long time, I could not figure out where I had taken this picture. My calendar said I was not traveling the day it was taken, but since I have shot so many cemeteries, I couldn't place her. Recent detective work finally placed her in Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, where I must have happened across her while in the city.
Flower Girl Profile
This watchful maiden was found in Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis. Her eyes seemed to follow me as I moved around her. 

Memphis Angel
Many of my cemetery angels want to be in black and white, while some are more striking in various color washes. This lovely lady from the Memphis Botanic Garden stymied me, with her powerful pose equally lovely in full color from a spring day many years ago as she is in dramatic black and white.
Flower Girl
This watchful maiden was found in Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis. I took many different shots of her in various poses, but this one seemed the most striking to me. 

Mt. Olivet Facepalm Angel
Mt. Olivet Cemetery is in Nashville, Tenn., where I was signing in the fall of 2014. It was an amazing place, with more statuary than I could possibly have shot in a single day's work. And I know this lovely lady is supposed to be grieving, but all I could think of was, "Facepalm."
Minnesota Lady
This somber lady overlooks the graves of Minnesota veterans who died in the U.S. Civil War and are buried in the Nashville National Cemetery in Tennessee.
Nashville National Cemetery
This is a view of Nashville National Cemetery, overlooking the graves of Minnesota veterans who died in the U.S. Civil War and are interred there. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery includes many who died at the Battle of Franklin.
Mt. Olivet Mother and Child 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery is in Nashville, Tenn., where I was signing in the fall of 2014. It was an amazing place, with more statuary than I could possibly have shot in a single day's work. This mother and child struck me right in the heart, particularly given their watch over a cemetery.
Angel of Death
This beautiful and creepy lady is found in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. Bellefontaine is a fascinating assortment of statuary, and is also the resting place of William Clark (of Lewis & Clark), among others.This is easily my most popular photo.
Chattanooga Warrior
I was fascinated by the warrior angels in the cemetery in Chattanooga, particularly the ones around this obelisk. They were meticulously carved and seemed to watch me as I walked around the cemetery.
Cathedral Reredos 
The reredos - wall behind the altar - at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis is one of the finest pieces of art in the city. It takes your breath away in ways that photography cannot truly capture. The light in the cathedral makes photography difficult, but somehow I caught it in half-shadow on this particular trip, and I love the way its beauty and mystery was captured in the half-light.
Mt. Olivet Kneeling Angel
Mt. Olivet Cemetery is in Nashville, Tenn., where I was signing in the fall of 2014. It was an amazing place, with more statuary than I could possibly have shot in a single day's work. Available in full color or other washes upon request.
Mt. Olivet Obelisk
Mt. Olivet Cemetery is in Nashville, Tenn., where I was signing in the fall of 2014. It was an amazing place, with more statuary than I could possibly have shot in a single day's work. 
The Return Home
In the heart of Indianapolis is Monument Circle, where some of the most amazing statuary in the midwest can be found. The Soldiers and Sailors' Monument, crowned with the lady they call Ms. Indiana, towers more than 650 feet over the city. At first I thought this family was begging the soldier to stay, but upon reading its description, I saw that he is returning safely home.
Chattanooga Angel
This lovely girl was waiting for me in a cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Finding little surprises like this on my travels is one of the best parts of a book tour. 
Cemetery Cherub
This little angel guards a grave at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. 
Elmwood Hollow Eyes
Elmwood Lady
This is a colorwashed art print from photography at Elmwood Cemetery, a historic site in Memphis, Tennessee.
Glass Angel
This beautiful and creepy lady is found in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis. Bellefontaine is a fascinating assortment of statuary, and is also the resting place of William Clark (of Lewis & Clark), among others. This lady is behind glass for some reason, and I'm not sure she likes it.
Lady Liberty
In the heart of Indianapolis is Monument Circle, where some of the most amazing statuary in the midwest can be found. The Soldiers and Sailors' Monument, crowned with the lady they call Ms. Indiana, towers more than 650 feet over the city. This lovely lady caught my eye with her call to liberty.
Prayerful Angel
This pensive statue is found in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Calvary has a fascinating assortment of statuary, and is also the resting place of Dred Scott. 
Warrior Angel
This proud statue is in Calvary/Mount Olivet cemetery in Nashville, Tenn. These two cemeteries flow into each other in downtown Nashville, dating back hundreds of years. 
Eternal Flight Detail
This amazing statue is found in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Calvary has a fascinating assortment of statuary, and is also the resting place of Dred Scott. I liked this one so much I used it for the illustration of my most popular short story, "Sisyphus."
Cathedral Angel with Greens
This beauty was found in the basement of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. No one quite knows where she came from. It was common for churches that were closing or moving to leave artwork and other such items at the Cathedral, so she could have come from anywhere. She was on display when I saw her in 2009. 
Angel Silhouette
This towering statue is in Calvary/Mount Olivet cemetery in Nashville, Tenn. These two cemeteries flow together in downtown Nashville, dating back hundreds of years. 
Sepia Teacher and Student
This sepia pair can be found in Calvary/Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tenn. These two cemeteries flow together in downtown Nashville, dating back hundreds of years
Dark Lady
I barely had time to shoot in Woodlawn Cemetery outside Independence, Mo. before I lost the light. But this lady's imposing figure over the cemetery begged to be photographed, particularly with the darkening sky above her.
Eternal Flight
This amazing statue is found in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Calvary has a fascinating assortment of statuary, and is also the resting place of Dred Scott. I liked this one so much I used it for the illustration of my most popular short story, "Sisyphus." 
Sepia Student
This detail shows the student learning at her teacher's side in Calvary/Mount Olivet cemetery in Nashville, Tenn. These two cemeteries flow together in downtown Nashville, dating back hundreds of years.
Elmwood Flight
Elmwood Silence
Chattanooga Sunset
These stalwart sentinels were in perfect silhouette as the sun dropped below the horizon in Chattanooga. That cemetery was absolutely beautiful, with many amazing statues.
Weeping Angel
 This amazing statue is found in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis. Calvary has a fascinating assortment of statuary, and is also the resting place of Dred Scott.
Elmwood Vigil
This is a colorwashed art print from photography at Elmwood Cemetery, a historic site in Memphis, Tennessee. 
Elmwood Obelisk Angel

Elmwood Scholar
Elmwood Dark Prayer
Star-Crossed Lovers
The statue of Romeo and Juliet stands in New York City's Central Park, outside the theater where they hold Shakespeare in the park each year. Or so I was told by my guides, in my 24-hour whirlwind trip to New York on my book tour in October 2013. Between the fountain and Strawberry Fields, I had to pause and capture the star-crossed lovers.
Elmwood Cemetery Crucifix
This is a colorwashed art print from photography at Elmwood Cemetery, a historic site in Memphis, Tennessee.
York Mourning
Prospect Hill Cemetery is a historic and beautiful place in York, Penn., which I was privileged to visit and shoot in 2015. I could have filled an entire album with the lovely statuary and memorials to Civil War soldiers in Prospect Hill. The rain was threatening, which made this mourning angel even more striking.

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