Haunting Images of Sir Simon Marsden

It’s been nearly 9 months since my idol photographer Sir Simon Marsden sadly passed away and I still think how sad it is for everyone that such a genius has left us.  Therefore, I have made it my mission that his wonderful photography will always be remembered.

He’s my idol simply because, I would have loved to have gone on a photography adventure with him and then I could have asked him what he was thinking of when he took his haunting photographs. I still remember how excited I was when I found someone else who had the same vision as me.

As Halloween is approaching, I think it’s only fitting that I share with you, some of my favourite works of Simon’s.  If you click on any of the images below, you can visit Sir Simon Marsden’s archive and purchase these beautiful prints along with stunning photography books.

Graveyard, Village in The Carpathian Mountains, Romania

Sir Simon Marsden perfectly captures the eerie atmosphere of a graveyard village in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. I was lucky enough myself to visit Transylvania and I totally loved it and I can tell you that Marsden’s image also captures the beauty of the ‘Land of the Forest’.

Graveyard, Village in The Carpathian Mountains, Romania (MA-RO-073)

Cadaver, Stamullen Graveyard, County Meath, Ireland

How amazing is this photograph?

For some reason I imagine Sir Simon Marsden stumbling across this forgotten grave in a secret, but almost fairy tale like setting.  The forgotten grave is surrounded by beauty and it really captures my imagination.  I can imagine that the only sounds Sir Simon would have heard was his footsteps crunching on the rotting debris.  I love it so much!

Cadaver, Stamullen Graveyard, County Meath, Ireland (MA-CA-192)

Mummified Corpse of ‘The Naked Knight’, Kampehl, Germany

WOW!

Did they open up the coffin specially for Sir Simon Marsden?

Mummified Corpse of 'The Naked Knight', Kampehl, Germany (MA-EG-191)

To view more of his work, please visit The Marsden Archive by clicking here.  You can also get the latest updates by following them on Twitter, @SirSimonMarsden.

Why don’t you tell me what photograph of Sir Simon Marsden’s you like best and why?

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2 Comments:

  1. Hi Mandy. I was with Simon when he photographed the cadaver at Stamullen. In fact, I was standing just at the edge of frame when he took that photograph. What a fantastic trip that was.

  2. Did you meet Brendan Matthews?

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