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Strange, but comforting

15 Jan 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Starting my job here at Silent Images last week was almost a surreal experience. Waking up, dressing warmly, driving to an office, looking for parking, walking through the door and being welcomed by an expecting group of familiar faces – such ordinary things for most people….

Father and Son

08 Jan 2016, Posted by silentimages in Refocus

When I got back from my trip to Bolivia where I did a hidden camera documentary on sex trafficking, these are a few of the questions my friends asked… “Did you go into the brothels?” “Did you have to pretend to be a client?” “Was…

Change

18 Dec 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

CLICK HERE TO WATCH END OF YEAR VIDEO December always seems to mess with my emotions. My mind is divided between reflecting on the past year while simultaneously casting vision for the next one.  Somewhere between all this reflecting, I have to find time to…

Dang, I thought I was good!

11 Dec 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Getting close to the end of the year so at the office we’ve been looking back at our older videos. Unfortunately I looked back way too far… about 3 years, to some of my first video projects. Watching one video I just slapped my hands over…

Thankful for the Moments

27 Nov 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

It’s Thanksgiving, which means we’ll all at some point take a moment to consider what we’re thankful for… And moments are truly what we’re thankful for here at Silent Images. Obviously, we know we’re blessed to have wonderful families and nice equipment to do our…

Keeping Compassion

20 Nov 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Recently the news has been saturated with all the tragedies, atrocities, debates, and fear confronting our world. Reading about the refugee debates in the news makes me glad, perhaps selfishly, that someone took compassion on my own parents. That’s right, I’m the child of two…

Working on Your Sick Day

13 Nov 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Today I am typing to you from my couch at home under a thick blanket (though my husband would say it’s warm in here). Usually I’d be thrilled about a day to work from home but not so much today… I’m working from home because…

Boxes of Popcorn

30 Oct 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

“Daddy, is it time to get popcorn?” my 3 year old daughter whispers in my ear at the 50 yard line during the halftime celebration.  The announcer had just rattled off all my accomplishments for the past 30 years as a way to justify my…

How not to be a creeper…

23 Oct 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

I have way too many moments when I catch a random teenager pointing their iPhone at me because I fell off the treadmill or had my soda explode when it opened… and I know my awkward face is ending up on Instagram somewhere.  #hotmess #creeperlife And if…

Hospitals and Grace

16 Oct 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

Until this past month, I have never been in a room with an Egyptian, a South Sudanese, and a Cameroonian. Never thought I’d be in a surgical O.R. with all these people either. But that’s where I was a witness to how hard these surgeons…

The Return of Hope

09 Oct 2015, Posted by silentimages in Refocus

The last two weeks of rain have been literally the WORST! For a semi-ADD creative who lives for long sunny walks in 90 degree weather with camera in hand, two weeks of being stuck indoors, dealing with creative block, feeling like a failure at my job, and…

The Story of #40for40

02 Oct 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

“Who do you want to invite to your 40th birthday party?” my lovely wife asked me. Her intention was good, but we all know that adult birthday parties are often lame and easily forgettable. Why would I want to invite all my buddies over to…