Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Golden Hour pt.1






PHOTO ESSAY - A Look at Modern Day Religion

"What does religion and spirituality mean to you?"
A question posed to members of different religious communities: Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam, the three largest religions worldwide.
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-- Rolling Hills Community Church --

 At left: "Religion and Spirituality are different, religion is more going through the motions... spirituality means letting the Holy Spirit enter you life, it’s a journey.”
At right: “Religion is something that guides you, helps you follow a path to do amazing things. Going to church helps me focus on the week and let go, be myself, and praise God.”

“Religion has to do with making sense of what life is about... without spirituality, life can be incomplete.”

At left: “Church is a way to stay in a community, a way to worship, learn, and learn from each other.”


At right: “It’s about the community, and learning and growing... It makes life less lonely.”



--Brahma Premananda - Portland Hindu Temple --

“It’s meditation, it’s chanting... I was born into it.”

One family did not wish to be pictured, but commented: “It’s a belief in a higher power, and faith. It’s how our families are raised.”



-- Muslim Educational Trust --

“It’s our life. For us, it’s the right way to make a good life, and tell good from bad... there’s a code. In it we can find wisdom.”

“God created us to take care of eachother... the meaning of life is to help others find meaning.”

“It’s a source of strength, a way of life... It’s something I can lean on to help me get through the day.”

“It’s very integrated in my life, and it is an identity I will never lose- it’s not something that can be taken away from me.”


Friday, May 26, 2017

Shadows at school + other shadow photos I have taken for no real reason





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PHOTOS I TOOK BECAUSE I LIKED THEM BUT HAD NO REAL USE FOR AND INVOLVE SHADOW SO I WILL PUT THEM HERE

(I cannot decide whether I like the above or below version of this photo, because the added vibrance above is pleasing and warm but the drearier one below perhaps matches the subject better)