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Louis Mata (#46599444)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

I miss Chris with all my heart.
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Messages left for Louis Mata (2263)[Leave Message]
Mary Williams
Ernest Graf Sr.
Thank you for posting a photo of my great grandfather's headstone. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Mary Williams on May 24, 2015 2:12 AM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Murr Requests
Thanks so much for filling our requests.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on May 23, 2015 7:59 AM
You ....are quite the magician! Thank you for all you have done for me and for ELMER DILLS! Bless you!
Added by Cristy💜 on May 22, 2015 10:33 PM
Alice Anderson
Photo of Margorie Lenore Knox
Thank you for taking the photo of Margorie's gravestone. It is nice and clear.
Alice Anderson
Added by Alice Anderson on May 22, 2015 12:44 PM
SK Graff
Louis, I really appreciate your time spent in fulfilling my photo request. Thanks so much!
Added by SK Graff on May 22, 2015 10:35 AM
Steve Trudgeon
Eugene Horn - Photo Request
Thank you for the photo. I really appreciate the favor.

Added by Steve Trudgeon on May 22, 2015 9:42 AM
Karen Judith Hildy & Rick Conely
Ralph Russell Vance
Thank you so very much for taking an awesome photo of Ralph's grave marker. You are truly appreciated.
Added by Karen Judith Hildy & Rick... on May 22, 2015 2:37 AM
Ivan Volkov Photo
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Ivan Volkov's headstone. It is much appreciated.
Added by SSteele on May 21, 2015 8:46 PM
Thank you once again for all the excellent photos of the headstones. You are a very special person to us and we appreciate all you do. Shrimp soon?
Added by Cristy💜 on May 20, 2015 10:12 PM
Tricia Brown Westbrooks
Luke Ragon
Thank you so much for taking your time to photograph Luke Ragon's marker. His wife is buried at Alma Cemetery in Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas . I take care of that cemetery so i'm thrilled to have Luke's picture.

Tricia Westbrooks :)
Added by Tricia Brown Westbrooks on May 20, 2015 2:08 PM
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