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All the new pandemic graves, 2

 

Another drone image from the cemetery, where the rough brown dirt, and a plywood cover, speak to the community’s pandemic losses. And to all the families whose dinner tables, holidays, plans, and memories have been forever altered.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.29.2020
Nathan Harvey, drone pilot

All the new pandemic graves, 1

There were more new graves at this cemetery than I’d ever noticed before, surely a result of the 626 COVID deaths* in Lubbock.

I had a philosophical argument with myself over even making this image (and the two that will follow). It seemed intrusive in a way that my normal cemetery images don’t. But it also seemed historically important, also in a way that my regular cemetery images don’t.

History won.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.29.2020
Nathan Harvey, drone pilot

*As of 1.14.2021.

both graceful and dangerous

My photographic eye was caught by the contrasts in the sweep of razor wire – it’s so graceful as it arches over the barbed wire, yet so deadly. No new ground here – either philosophically or photographically; it was just something I saw.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.5.2020

Inside/Outside

Do you think the cacti are jealous of each other, with the inside one wanting to experience the ice, and the outside one wishing for the relative warmth of the greenhouse?

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 10.27.2020

Bough, frozen

Look at me, pretending I understand color photography!

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 10.27.2020

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