Monday, August 11, 2014

S.V. Part II: Residency at the Jewish Cemetery

Welcome back! This post wraps up what turned out to be a very long and productive summer.  It begins with a few pictures from the outskirts of Prague.

Jp came to visit and he made a new friend.

Here's me at the Ceremonial Hall of the old Jewish Cemetery in Telc, CZ.  I was given this building, and the cemetery, for a one week exhibition/residency.  I spent the entire week reading, meeting with the locals and getting to know some of the cemetery's inhabitants.  The place has no electricity and no running water so it felt a bit like living at Walden Pond, except creepier.  It was a truly unique experience and I loved every minute it.  

Here's what the exhibition looked like.  If you are not familiar with my East/West project you can see the images here.

I also had a box in the center of town where I displayed some of the Impossible Project images I made during the week.  (These will be the focus of my next blog post).

The loft with a view outside

Kitchen area

View from the sitting area outside

A moth

Professional cell phone wildlife photographer JP Widby

View of Telc

The town square - one of the best I've ever seen.

Look closely

The girls

Ghost polaroid installation

Daniela dressed in black

You guys, I'm really into mushroom photography now.  

One of the other residents

Long walks with Cleo in the afternoon

By the way, if you're going to operate a cemetery, it had been come with a skeleton key!

The state of photography today 

A fitting place to leave it might be this commy statue I found in a small town in south CZ.  The inscription reads: "We thank you and we love you"