Parry-Williams TH, Beddgelert 2013

Parry-Williams TH, Beddgelert 2013 - POET'S GRAVES - BEDDAU'R BEIRDD
Notes on Parry-Williams TH

A strong image. A gravestone is, after all, just a gravestone. Sometimes I was fortunate in that the relevant poet's family thought it justified to build something a little more than the average sized stone. This pillar was imposing and therefore I attempted to match it. A number of images were taken, but this one worked the best.

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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Rhys Edward Prosser, Aberystwyth 2013

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