Refocus

 

Sure, that sounds like a good idea

29 Jan 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Last week I witnessed something I’ve always wanted to see… Working in the nonprofit world, I’m constantly hearing visionary people expressing their plans to change the world. And I my blasé brain often thinks, “Sure, that sounds like a good idea.” And truly I’ve heard hear…

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…

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…

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…

God and Diet Coke

18 Sep 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

At Silent Images I’m a professional creative and missionary, so being passion is part of the job description. So y’all can imagine my dismay on those days when I’m staring at my computer screen saying, “I’ve got nothing.” Those are the days I wonder if I should update my resume…

Reflections in Traffic

04 Sep 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

My life is busy. There’s little time to stop and reflect. The other day I was headed home and was stuck in traffic waiting to get on the interstate. To the right of my car was a man, standing beside the on ramp to 485. There…

Ignoble Beginnings

21 Aug 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

My mission at Silent Images really began with a great display of laziness. We all have our own particular form of laziness: binge watching seasons of Friends on Netflix, taking naps at their desks when the boss isn’t watching, letting dishes and laundry pile up… For…

Real Men Cry

31 Jul 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I love seeing grown men cry! Seriously, one of my favorite things in the world. I know that makes me sound a little heartless, but I just love seeing that real men have hearts that can be moved to tears. One of my favorite crying men…

Fleeting First Impressions

24 Jul 2015, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Blog, Refocus

These are the first and last pictures taken on my trip in Liberia.   The first picture was taken right after I got off the plane where the CDC required us to wash our hands with bleach. The presence of Ebola was so real. Everyone walked…

Changing the World… hopefully

17 Jul 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I’m sitting at Starbucks, I just burned my mouth because I’m never patient enough to wait for my caramel latte to cool down, and I’m pondering the praise of my friend: “You’re job must make you feel like you’re changing the world.” And all I…

The Most Significant Journey

19 Jun 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Ever since I was a young boy, I have longed for adventure. Whether it was the woods behind my house or racing down steep hills on my bike, I wanted to test my limits. I needed to know I had what it took to be…