I have been working on the North Beach Memorial Bench Project, in North Beach, Calvert County, Maryland for about 13 years, my first photo going back to New Year’s Eve, 2007. At that time, there were probably less than 50 benches along the pier and board walk alongside the Chesapeake Bay . Now, there are over 100 benches with few spaces, if any, left to install any more.
My goal is to photograph every single bench in the best aspect that can be achieved and document within a database I have started any biographical information about the persons memorialized. During the holidays and/or the birthdays of the departed, certain benches have wreathes, flowers and other remembrance items attached by families and friends.