Portraits – both formal and informal of you and me. How do you see yourself? Others? And what kind of image fills God’s mind when he thinks of you?
“You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me."
Hagar in Genesis 16:13, NIV
“O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down, you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.”
Psalm 139:1-4, NIV
“A photograph is a visual description of the relationship between the subject and the photographer; and a good photograph is one which clearly shows the character of the subject while revealing the photographer’s response to it.”
P10, Photography for the Joy of It, Freeman Patterson
“Everybody has this thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way that’s what people observe.” [photographer Diane] Arbus once aptly described the fine fissure in our self-image, that ‘gap between intentional and effect’ on which her portraiture focused.”
Page 107, 50 Photographers you should know.
“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, she is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation...”
The Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:16-18
Cover Photo, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, by Y. Karsh, 1963
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