Born and raised in Louisiana, I have always been fascinated with the cemeteries of New Orleans. Not only with their physical appearance, but also with how they connect to ancient practices of honoring the dead. Throughout history, humans have built these cities of the dead spanning across cultures, space, and time. They are silent, mysterious, and raise so many unanswerable questions. What stories and secrets lie within these magnificent tombs guarding the past?
I take photographs of these historical landscapes because I am truly captivated by their unique beauty and spiritual energy. They are a place of stillness and reflection, a reminder of our past and of the human experience. The inevitability of our death is a deeply personal challenge that we all face, and these photographs are a tribute to this challenge. My series is meant to explore the places where we honor and remember the dead, and where we get lost in a transitory daydream of color and light, life and death. It is an expression of my Louisiana Heritage and its deeply rooted spiritual culture, for which I will always be grateful.