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Christmas time is the happiest, and also the saddest time of year. Those who have lost loved ones during the year will find Christmas hard to cope with, and may be glad when it is all over. Each person, and each family will have their own way of remembering their loved ones at Christmas.
What is your view on arriving at a funeral to say goodbye to a loved one, friend or college, and seeing a photographer there taking pictures? Would you find it morbid, strange, disrespectful, progressive or celebratory?
I’m Rob and I am a professional photographer, specialising in journalistic photography; capturing aspects, details, emotions and the atmosphere at all of life’s events. This includes photographing weddings and funerals; both of which are life changing events for all involved.
As part of Brum YODO, Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016, a trip to Westall Park Natural Burial Ground in Redditch was arranged. Westall is as it says in the name, a natural burial ground where green and eco burials and internment of ashes take place.
This week from 9th to 15th May 2016, is Dying Matters Awareness Week.
I was asked to attend as part of the events held in Fletchers Bar, Kings Heath Birmingham.
It was a very wet and rainy day, but this didn’t stop discussions and interest in what is the #BigConversation. Attendees met up with death professionals to seek out answers to questions, choices available to them with end of life planning, and funeral or celebration of life ceremony choices.
The Ideal Death Show is a weekend gathering of entrepreneurs, pioneers and progressives from the funeral industry. From wicker coffins to a new york taxi hearse, a wide variity of alternatives from the industry.
I was invited along to capture the day and the award ceremony on the evening, you can see the nightime event on the event blog.