All Souls Cemetery, Kensal Green (2015)
Kensal Green (or 'All Souls Cemetery, Kensal Green' to give it it's full title) in the London Borough of Kensington And Chelsea (in the W10 postcode) was the first of the Magnificent 7 cemeteries I visited after deciding to embark on a personal project to photograph all of them in April 2015. It seemed appropriate to start with Kensal Green as it was the first of the Magnificent 7 cemeteries to be established in 1833. To this day I think is remains one of my favourites. It is so wonderfully over-grown and the gasometers that over look it add to the suitably maudlin urban atmosphere. One top of this it contains some truly remarkable funerary art unlike anything I had seen before and a very beautiful neo-classical chapel.