WHY

Beauty is Light.  

Without light there would be no photography. All a photo contains is varying shades of darkness and light. Fleeting moments can be captured ever so briefly. Each breath brings with it a different expression. Each slight movement a different frame. Light is very important.

There’s a spiritual dimension to it too. At the beginning of creation, the Creator spoke and said, “Let there be light” and it was so. If you want to get really metaphysical, you can start to ponder how God calls Himself Light and… what is light after all? A form of energy. Energy is never lost. It just changes into a different form. We’re told in Genesis that every human being on the face of the earth is made in God’s image. And when He hand-fashioned our forebears so long ago, he made them naked and unashamed, didn’t He? Truly, human bodies are the original work of art.  

(c) Caliber/Beauty is Light Photography
(c) Jason Lee/Beauty is Light Photography

Have you ever considered why we are so naked? Why we walk upright in full view of each other? Why we are mostly hairless except for decoration? I believe it’s because we’re meant to be seen, rather than covered up. We’re meant to be vulnerable. We’re meant to love and be loved. We’re meant to be bearers of light.

Light in images is very important to me: how it fills, how it bounces, how it shades, how it illuminates.  I take inspiration from the ancient painters of light when I create art. When I work with model to craft a new art piece, I do my best to remember that what I’m creating displays that “light within.” As the image of God is reflected in our humanity and within our souls, when we craft with light, we are capturing just a little bit of the reflection of His Glory. 

You will not find any pornographic images on this website. Great care is given to respect the humanity of every model and to remember that the subject of a photograph is a giver of a lasting gift to me, the photographer, and to you, the viewer.  That’s why I hope you will spend time reflecting on each image and letting it tell you a story.  Browse around and allow the conversation of each image to build… and allow yourself to enjoy the beauty of God’s Creation. If you’d like to share a conversation with words, feel free to contact me by clicking on the Contact Tab above.

*Photo titles are inspired by lyrics from my favorite band, Switchfoot.