Lewis Howell Elvet - Elfed, Blaen-y-coed 2013

Lewis Howell Elvet - Elfed, Blaen-y-coed 2013 - POET'S GRAVES - BEDDAU'R BEIRDD
Notes on Lewis Howell Elvet - Elfed

A small chapel graveyard, the grave quick to find. The mist and rain also quick to arrive and part. I photographed this image very quickly, allowing the rain (almost impossible to stop it) to land on the lens, hence the smudge marks on the image - and all the better for it.

From Winter 2012 through to Spriing 2014 I visited graveyards throughout the length and breadth of Wales. Many hours were spent searching for particular gravestones, of poet's, well known and not so well known. A few were not found, mostly they were.
The project was difficult not due the hours searching but more so to finding an ordinary gravestone in a wild graveyard. So often other viewpoints of other gravestones would have made an excellent photographic record but I was forced to settle, even compromise, with my brief. Frustrating as it was, it was also made the more rewarding, my eye was forced to work harder. Fortunately these peaceful places helped with keeping the mind free of distractions.
Here are a few of the images published in the book.
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Parry-Williams TH, Beddgelert 2013

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