Dave Higgins Photography

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I continued to work on this project in 2017; this is a collection of some of my favorite images from the year. They were taken in upstate New York and Texas. You can find more images from this series on the As We Are Now series page.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2017; all rights reserved.

 

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Two images from my series “As We Are Now” have been included in the Troy Photo Center’s members’ show.  They will be on display until November 5th.

Cherub With Toy Cars – Texas

 

“Right On Schedule…” – Texas

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2017; all rights reserved.

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I continued to work on this project in 2016; this is a collection of some of my favorite images from the year. They were taken in upstate New York and Texas. You can find more images from this series on the As We Are Now series page.

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(Clicking on any image will open a slide show.)

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2016; all rights reserved.

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I took many photographs for this project in 2015; this is a collection of some of my favorites from the year. They were taken in upstate New York, Vermont and Texas. You can find more images from this series on the As We Are Now series page.

In 2015 I continued exploring the subject of modern cemetery folk art from a somewhat broader (and hopefully deeper) perspective. I’ve continued my attention on artifacts of human emotion – which could span a range from personal messages to loved ones to tokens bearing some unknown significance.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2015; all rights reserved.

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A gallery of my latest modern gravestone images won’t appear until December, when I’ve assembled a collection of those taken in the latter part of 2014. In the meantime, I’ve replaced one of the images in my “best of” gallery for this series with one I created last week:

Tweety Bird - New York

Tweety Bird – New York

While it’s probably not intentional, one interesting aspect of this monument is that it vaguely echoes art work that was common on Puritan gravestones:

NathanaelMatherCharterStreetBurialGroundSalem1688Gravestone

If you’d like to learn more about Puritan gravestone iconography, the City of Boston has a helpful web page. You can explore things even further in either a lighter (with photos) or heavier (with charts) vein. As these links demonstrate, Puritan cemetery folk art can be fascinating. And who knows? Maybe some day in the distant future historians will be similarly fascinated with the cemetery folk art from our time.

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