Saturday, September 26, 2009

SP-Georgia Floodings

Hey guys! I'm in Georgia covering the flood recovery. Samaritan's Purse volunteers are gutting out homes that have been submerged in water. The residents are overwhelmed and this unsolicited aid is tremendously encouraging for them. Check out the rest here. This is my last day and will post more this evening, most likely. Hope you are all well!


  1. There are many reasons why I love this frame. In context Samaritan's Purse is helping flood victims get "back on their feet." They gut out homes so they can dry and be readied for re-construction. This SP representative is evaluating the current condition of this man's home and well being.

    Reasons Why I Love This Frame:
    Both men are sitting.
    One is in a position of humility. Sitting lower than the other and in a wheelchair.
    The other is in a position of "power" to help. Sitting higher and on the bed of a truck-also a symbol of mobility and strength.

    To me, a photog looking to tell the story, this frame summed up what SP's goal is: to meet the physical needs of people in order to share the love of Christ.

    What do you think?

  2. I remember the way you used to comment on posted photos and describe your own; as a narrative. I love hearing the story behind the photo and why you decided to shoot it the way you did. As I browsed your most recent post on your blog I was struck by the fact that each shot was almost too perfect. It was as if you casted, directed, and staged each frame to tell the story you wanted. But, even more impressive is that you were able to tell that story by shooting what you saw from a vantage that makes the viewer understand exactly what's going on without one word being written. Your shots aren't open for interpretation...they are perfectly descriptive and appropriately symbolic to tell the truth.
    I'm pretty sure they hired the right guy. Now the hard part will be keeping you to themselves!

  3. Rod. Thank you for the very kind words. An invigorating compliment from a great photographer. I appreciate your encouragement.
    Such a limited selection of photographs are displayed from a few days of shooting. It is a great motivation, and struggle, to keep looking for those few frames to tell a much larger story.