Cameron Jamie Front Lawn Funerals and Cemeteries
Seen through artist Cameron Jamie’s lens, suburban front lawns become theatrical stages on which death is expressed and perceived as amusement. Jamie began photographing Halloween decorations across Los Angeles in 1984, and continued the ritual for the next twenty years. Shot in black and white, his photographs expose the humorous, uncanny, and violent side of America’s penchant for ritual horror. Exceptionally produced with glow-in-the-dark lettering on the cover and gravestone-imitated endpapers, Front Lawn Funerals and Cemeteries demonstrates how the fictionalized world of Hollywood horror merges with ordinary life in Los Angeles.