Why Atheist Photographers Should Not Be Allowed in Catholic Churches
Good friends Tom and Stephanie Moore were renewing their wedding vows in the church where they were married forty years ago, on the campus of St. Mary’s College in Moraga.
Entering the church, the first thing I noticed was how the stained glass windows were reflected in the water of the birdbath by the front door. Great shot. Since it was dark and I had no tripod, I used the lip of the birdbath to steady my camera.
My favorite shot:
After taking half a dozen images, I was aware of people behind me waiting for something. I moved to one side. They all dipped their fingers in the water and crossed themselves before taking their seats. Then it dawned on me, “Oh yeah, this is holy water.” Fortunately, I was not tossed out of the church, though I did get a few angry looks.
More favorite photos:
New book going to the printer this week. Hard copies available soon. E-books from Amazon not yet determined.
If Sigmund Freud and Annie Leibovitz had a baby, it would be this book.
WTF? What is wrong with our society / economic system? We have hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans living in tents without running water, electricity or basic sanitation. Yet we are so hungry for the mindless distraction of professional sports that we let a travisty like this happen.
Building Lives Through Music
The other end of the economic / social spectrum is a small musical instrument repair shop in LA. They are helping children build their futures through music. Of course, they struggle to keep afloat financially.
Please check out the story on YouTube: The Last Repair Shop.