Truth is not found in anything or anyone special, it is found in ordinary broken people who have been called to freedom.
A portrait is used to capture the likeness of a person, a fragment of time in which the viewer engages with the person and has a level of connection to them. A portrait tells a story; our eyes tell what we have seen, our skin tells what we have felt, and our mouth speaks the words we have once confessed.
The word Sojourn translates to ‘a temporary stay’, that is what the portraits in this series are saying. These are portraits of Christians; there is nothing special or extraordinary about them. They are broken people like the rest of the world, but they share a truth. They understand that this is not the world they were created to live in and they hope in an eternal life beyond this world.
In these portraits you see young couples, old couples and single men and women. You see men and women with tattoos and piercings, businessmen and mechanics. You see men you serve our country and men who serve their families. They all have stories and have all been deceived by this world.
The portraits themselves show the person and let us into their life by showing us their occupation, hobbies and social class. I want the viewer to connect to the people and their surroundings and be drawn in, but then to pause and reflect the truth that connects all these people. These people are God’s Gospel, they are evidence of God’s love and mercy and they exist because of what Jesus has done. Truth is found in the broken, dirty and poor. Truth is found among these people.
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