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About the Work

The appearance of Halley's Comet, every 75 years was once regarded as an omen of death so when I photographed it in 1986 I thought it may be a good idea to honour that tradition.

The opportunity arose when I heard that Lord Cave of Stanford Hall, Northamptonshire had died as the comet had appeared. Following his funeral I was given permission by his successor to photograph the interior of the family vault below the altar of Stanford-on-Avon church before it was sealed until next required.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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