National Press feature for stock image

I have been submitting my photographs to stock websites for some time now and been lucky enough to make a few sales. Last month I was particularly chuffed to discover that one of my images has been used as a national press feature, in The Guardian newspaper.

Georges Méliès grave in the news

The image which featured in The Guardian was one I have captured of the grave of filmmaker Georges Méliès.

Georges Méliès is buried in the Paris Cemetery, Père Lachaise. His groundbreaking silent films were made between 1896 and 1913. He loved to create magic and illusion in his films.

I photographed the grave in 2014 while on a family holiday to Paris. The grave being quite difficult to find, tucked away behind more dominating memorials.

In 2011 Méliès was portrayed in the Speilberg film Hugo, therefore bringing his memry and his films into the limelight again.

What is the national press feature about?

In recent years the grave has started to deteriorate. The metal has caused green staining to the stonework. This in turn is also starting to weather away.

However, a group of people, including Méliès relatives, have set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to restore his grave.

The feature in the Guardian was promoting this fundraising campaign and my image was used to illustrate this article.

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