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Light Shines Brightest in the Dark

05 Aug 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

“When we walk, don’t point your cameras over there,” Tom said, pointing to a corner where a group of young men were standing. He continued explaining to us that they were part of one of the many violent gangs that control the city and don’t…

“I’m fine” … I lied.

29 Jul 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Like so many great journeys, this story begins on a boat across the sea. (Ok, really it was Lake Victoria, but it’s giant, so I’m calling it a sea for proper dramatic effect.) Ted and I were halfway through a week serving GGCC on Mfangano…

Faith vs. Fear

22 Jul 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

How can we operate out of faith, not fear, in the midst of our chaotic world? On June 9th, I boarded a nine-hour overnight flight to Paris, France at 12 weeks pregnant. In the morning I’d be meeting up with my co-worker, Katy, and the…

Going to Slum School

08 Jul 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

As a former teacher, I sometimes put too much emphasis on classroom learning. I was reminded of this while photographing in the slums of Kenya. While photographing, I hand a Coke to my new friend, Issac. He drinks it as fast as he can, but…

Cameras and Eternity

01 Jul 2016, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog, Refocus

I’m humbled to think that my camera made a difference in eternity. It was getting late on my last day in Kenya and honestly, I was frustrated. One thing to know about Africa is that flexibility is a key virtue… but when the sun is…

If not, He is still good.

24 Jun 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I recently went on a hike with my fiance and her aunt. This was a refreshing time for me in the midst of the busyness of life; planning a wedding, working a part-time job, interning with SI (& loving it), all the while trying to…

Tamarind – Indian Food Miracle

17 Jun 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Kenia and I always said that were committed to building a marriage, not a wedding. This was a good thing considering what a disaster our wedding could have become. During the wedding rehearsal my dad pulled me aside and told me there has been an…

A Picturesque Adventure

10 Jun 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Everything was a National Geographic photo waiting to happen. The Andes Mountain Range of Peru… all patterned with bright colors. There is the smell of lavender and eucalyptus in the air. The peaks, the hills, the valleys and the canyons are certainly worth a photograph. Most picturesque of…

From the Rubble

03 Jun 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I was reading my news app around midnight, which was a terrible idea! There was a new slideshow of children and adults who had drowned trying to escape Syria. And I was simultaneously getting really depressed and seriously pissed. Why haven’t they made an app…

The Global Cowboy

27 May 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Every once and a while, I meet someone who exhibits a real abundance of courage, and I crown these individuals the “Global Cowboys.” Dave Eubank is one of them. Dave grew up in Thailand and told me stories of roaming in the streets after dark as…

Wrecked!

20 May 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Here at Silent Images, we have a small library. I picked up a book with an turtle laying on its back, because why not? Turns out it was Wrecked by Jeff Goins. I highly recommend it! In a section of this book Goins discusses three seasons in…

Chaos and Caprese Salads

13 May 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog

I’m coming out of the craziest work season I’ve ever had. By crazy, I mean busy, and by busy I mean chaotic. I can remember back to one week in February, where I literally had a phone call or Skype with a client every hour…