By using a long telephoto lens, I was able to compress the foreground, middleground, and background to make this enormous marble head of Karl Marx suddenly loom before us within a forest full of graves. Highgate, a wooded Victorian city of the dead sprawling in the middle of suburban London, is rich in such incongruities. This image places us in the midst of this dark and haunted forest -- the scale incongruity of the oversized head of Marx sends a shiver down our backs.
Four years after I posted this image on pbase, a blog entry about Karl Marx used this photograph as an illustration.
The blog discusses the history of Marx's two burials at Highgate Cemetery. You can read it at: http://acephalous.typepad.com/acephalous/2007/06/marx_towers_ove.html