The sunsets were absolutely stunning there.
The thing that I love about photography is that it allows me to relive a moment when I was able to experience a piece of art so magnificent that it couldn’t be replicated with paint or even computer engineering. It is a caught ray of light in a world of din and gray–like a firefly that seeks shelter indoors during a storm.
Tomorrow we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ–a commemoration of a real historical event that renders us (Christians) close to bursting with jubilee. Whereas we remember it as the pinnacle of God’s saving grace and love for us, others see it as a glorious hoax. Millennia have been spent arguing the theology and historicity of a carpenter who claimed to be God during the Roman occupation of the western world, and no matter how strong the argument, ultimately it’s up to the individual to choose to believe or not.
I cannot help but believe. The rocks cry out in evidence. The more I study nature and try to capture its glory, the more I am convinced that not only is there a God, but there is a God who loves us dearly. Over a decade of personal theological study aside, I hear the sound of a waterfall and the songs of birds and it makes me want to sing too. Had I never cracked open a history book or read up on world views and systematic theology, I would still have looked upon a sunset and felt in my heart and someone designed it for us.
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien shaped most of my imagination growing up, and I’m attempting to marry some of my photography with favorite words from my buddies (as I like to think of them).
Our family pets are still in Saint Augustine, about a year older than the last time I saw them, and I miss their furry faces. These are some photos I took before moving to Tennessee
I just accepted a new position as a full-time photographer M-F, so my weekends have opened up for my own projects again.
And boy am I excited to make some art again!
I’ll be shooting head shots and more, and have invested in more studio equipment so I’ll be updating you guys as I go.
For now, here’s a fun shot of me being ridiculous with makeup
I’m new to the whole culture of rock bouncing, but apparently it’s a lot of fun involving suped-up buggies and all-terrain vehicles. Sponsors, competitors, and families gather together for weekends of races and advertising.
My cousin and her husband lead C&C Racing, with the title group “Hot Shot.”
I had the opportunity to design their poster for this weekend’s convention–in about two hours.
Hope they’re having fun. If I have any luck, I’ll be there to photograph the next event!
While my camera is in the shop I figured I ought to keep up the productivity. I’ve finished chapter six of the novel and am about a third of the way through my sci-fi screenplay.
Here’s a sketch that I doodled and then transferred to canvas so that I could color it.
It’ll be for sale once I’m finished. Probably a fun piece to decorate a kids room with or an office if you’re a fan of Disney or Dreamworks animation.
I’ll be using acrylic on the canvas, and I have only color blocked the first layer, but here you go: