A riderless horse, with boots reversed in the stirrups, stands honor at the funeral of an Army officer at Arlington National Cemetery. I took a series of photographs of this funeral in Arlington at the request of a friend, it was her father's funeral and she wanted a record of it.
Arlington National Cemetery is a beautiful, haunting place. Sacred ground. Unfortunately, I have attended many funerals there-- a friend, my father, the parents of friends. I cannot go into Arlington without intense emotion and I hope my photographs do it some little bit of justice.
The single riderless horse that follows the caisson with boots reversed in the stirrups is called the "caparisoned horse" in reference to its ornamental coverings, which have a...
In my photographs, I seek to capture a moment, to give the viewer a glimpse of place and time that arrests the movement of life and allows each of us to savor what is there to be seen. I have a camera in my hands every day, and my favorite sound is the sweet click of the shutter as an image is caught.
I have photographs for sale at local galleries, including A Show of Hands in Alexandria, Virginia, and gallery209 in Cape Charles, Virginia. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy my work!
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