Ad astra per aspera

To the stars through difficulty

A long and demanding  career in Germany and Belgium were reason enough to cast things that were not job related aside, until recently, when I revived the affinity for science and photography.Soon after this re-emergence, I found a niche where I can combine research and photography. I found myself exploring cemeteries and discovered that I thoroughly enjoyed the research involved, not only of the cemetery itself but all related topics such as: funerary culture, thanatology, funerary symbols, to name just a few.

 

At present I conduct research with respect to the following topics:

The presence / absence of the cause of death communicated on graves and symbolic graves.

The use of photographs of the deceased on graves.

The fate of the human remains of refugees perished on the Mediterrenean Sea.