English writer and photographer Julie-Anne Cosgrove moved to Buenos Aires to dance tango in 2004 and fell in love with Recoleta Cemetery. 'Real Reflections: bringing Recoleta Cemetery to life' is a magical collection of 26 of her photographs – all single shots – in which reflected statues appear as ghosts and the figures in the stained glass windows and roofs seem to fly through the sky. "Using reflections is a way of adding meaning, creating a story, infusing the characters with life," she says. "I feel somehow that Recoleta Cemetery chose me, rather than the other way round." Each photograph is accompanied by a caption, adapted from her blog (www.julieannecosgrove.com), such as the one used to close the book: "Like the shadows and reflections that appear and shift and fade, we are here for a short while and then we are gone. Visiting the cemetery is a constant and useful reminder of our impermanence. It whispers to me to live as fully as I can,... More > now."< Less
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Dec 5, 2012
This photos are stunning, Julie-Anne. I just visited Recoleta in Buenos Aires a month ago, so I was drawn to your book because it brought back memories of my trip with my mom. Your photographs show a whole other side of Recoleta that I didn't see when I was there. They are incredibly beautiful. I love the ones where you can see the great trees of recoleta reflected. I took a lot of pictures of the trees when I was there. I also got some great shots of cobwebs, which may sound strange, but they were beautiful. Thanks for sharing these images. Morgan Siem (Social Media Manager at Lulu.com)