Kris Vervaeke's Ad Infinitum Series is Magical and Nostalgically Sad

By: Farida Helmy - Feb 18, 2014
References: krisvervaeke & beautifuldecay
With over 1,000 portraits on tombstones captured, Kris Vervaeke's 'Ad Infinitum' series is magically eerie and nostalgically sad all the same time.

The photographer was able to capture a very moving sense of life in these human portraits etched in porcelain and affixed to hundreds of tombstones in Hong Kong. All black and white, the potently simple Ad Infinitum series of weathered portraits beautifully captures the idea of life and the memories of a life lived by all these anonymous people.

Even through the cold blank expressions and blurred faces, these portraits will have you transfixed and guessing what these people were like. What makes the series even more mesmerizing is that it almost gets you to forget that these people are no longer here.