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Silent Images | Nonprofit Photographer | Nonprofit Video

 

Celebrating 10 Years

20 Oct 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog

It is hard to believe that Silent Images has been around for 10 years now.  It seems like just yesterday, that I was sitting in Sudan dreaming up a way to use my camera to serve others. I have recently found myself doing a lot…

A Timely Lecture at UNC

13 Oct 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog

In the beginning, I thought my greatest joy would come from taking photos. However, I have come to find out that my greatest joys have come from developing other young photographers to take photos (or videos). I will never forget in 2010, when my alma…

My Heart’s in the Wrong Place

22 Sep 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

When I was younger I often felt forgotten… and, really, sometimes I still do. I was the youngest of four kids. Life was hectic and busy. I was selfish for attention, so I did the most logical thing to a kid: I ran away from…

Take it or Leave it

08 Sep 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I was given advice… “Now that you’re a father, watch out for dad bod.” There are plenty of blogs on eating healthy/diets, but don’t worry… this isn’t one. Can I just say that it’s flat out expensive to eat healthy? For my family, we recently…

Learning How to be Flexible

18 Aug 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

One thing I’ve learned about working in video production is that you have to be flexible. Flexible meaning: being ready for very little actually happening as planned. The organizational side of my personality loves post-it notes, lists, and having the peace of mind from having…

A Stranger’s Prayer

28 Jul 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Since I grew up as a missionary kid in Bolivia, I feel at home when I hear the Spanish language surrounding me. I think in a way, I breathe easier when I’m in a pace of life that is as relational as it is in…

The Art of Presentness

07 Jul 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I’ve got a lot going on in my life, and having a laundry list of things to do each day for the next couple weeks has led me to live in a sliver of the future that doesn’t currently exist. All too frequently I find…

First Trip Abroad!

23 Jun 2017, Posted by silentimages in Asia, Blog, Refocus

In May of 2017, I left the United States for the first time. “It’s your maiden voyage!” someone said to me. It has become a cliché for a Westerner to travel to a developing country and return with a profound insight into their own privilege…

Nuns can be blackbelts

07 Jun 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Ok, so imagine you and a nun are walking down a dangerous street in Honduras. Suddenly a gang ambushes you. You’re paralyzed with fear. You pray for deliverance. But fear not! God has provided a nun, who can do all things through Christ who strengthens her round-house kick! Ok,…

Time to Reflect

25 May 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I’m sure most of you can relate to the feeling of being too busy. “I wish I had more hours in the day to get the things done that need to get done.” Have you ever said that or thought that? I sure have. Two…

So you want to start a non-profit?

31 Mar 2017, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

My friend who has adopted a child, told me that before someone adopts, he first tells them all of the reasons they should not adopt. Sounds crazy, but he has a reason. He does this just to make sure they realize the magnitude of the commitment…

Discovery in South Sudan

03 Mar 2017, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog, Refocus

I spent the past few days in a refugee camp in South Sudan. Personally witnessing the hurt that daily accompanies these people felt nightmarishly surreal. Distinguishing between cultural preference and poverty is difficult in any developing country you visit, but the hardest part for me…