Brooklyn Bible Guy
As a Creative Director in NYC, so many times I found it challenging to find Christian stock photos in urban settings, so I decided to start making my own. I grabbed my hubby, a Bible and we hit the streets of Brooklyn.
I love books, especially Bibles worn and torn from usage. Some of these Bibles I have never read out of fear of breaking them. Others have captured my tears as the words of God brought me great comfort in times of pain. The blue Bible holds a special place in my heart, as it was the Bible I read, studied and underlined almost every verse in after becoming a follower of Jesus.
Proverbs 31 used to be one of my least favorite chapters in the Bible. As a young wife who did not like "waking while it is still night" and did not know how to cook or sew - I found this woman so out of reach. Years later and more life lived, these beautiful words have come into focus. I now understand the strength, courage and bravery they call out every woman to live.
Since the beginning of Christianity, great men and women have been imprisoned for the sake of the Gospel. Originally planning to just shoot a vintage bulb in the light, the focus of the shoot changed as I was amazed at how beautiful the light became in the dark, and how the bars around the light began to disappear. I was reminded of the power and beauty of light in dark places.
NYC Cup of Joe
I have lived in LA, Seattle and traveled the world, yet the only place I have ever been served coffee in these wonderful blue cups is New York City. Our city gets a bad wrap as being unfriendly, but I have always found New Yorkers more than willing to lend a helping hand. I found these cups very fitting for my wonderful city.
We happened to have a car for the weekend (which is rare for this New Yorker), so we decided to drive to the end of Long Island where you will find Montauk Lighthouse, rocky beaches and blue as far as the eye can see.
I love vintage books. Years ago I picked up a copy of Shakespeare's The Tempest, with hand written notes and drawings made in it before I was even born.
Originally I was testing out how to shoot smoke from candles and incense, but when you have a 4 year old boy, small toys and small hands always seem to find their way in front of my camera.
We spent a weekend with friends in the Poconos and when we arrived there was no snow due to an unseasonably warm day, and no snow in the forecast. Within a few hours a surprise snow storm moved in and the brown landscape became a winter wonderland. Snow is significantly more difficult to shoot in, so though I took hundreds of photos and had numb fingers from taking pics in the snow, the only portfolio worthy shot was taken inside the warmth of a cabin.