Heaven’s Gate Photography

From the gates of Elmwood Cemetery, I followed the gazes of the angels and took photos of interesting things along the way. This plays on the idea of the next great adventure and leaving things behind to time. A book with illustrations and poetry about this journey is a companion to this photo series.

Elmwood Cemetery
(Norfolk, VA)

I stand before Heaven’s lofty gate
having followed winged guardians’ flight.

Each step is a prayer to passing time
that it be kind to those who remain
walking in the waking world,
while I wander in this reverie.

All I have I leave to nature’s nurturing hold
while I entrust my soul to the kindness of stars.