Thursday, November 20, 2008



Jonathan said...

You are amazing....

Yes! You are!

Jeff said...

These are gorgeous. They perfectly capture the peculiar sensation of churches in a secular world. Joseph Campbell once said:

You can tell what's informing a society by what the tallest building is. When you approach a medieval town, the cathedral is the tallest thing in the place. When you approach an eighteenth-century town, it is the political palace that's the tallest thing in the place. And when you approach a modern city, the tallest places are the office buildings, the centers of economic life.

The framing in these photos and the wildly vivid color choices contribute to the looming quality, a kind of foreboding element. The way you tie the sky (idea of heavens) to the building itself is wonderful: the sharp blues or reds or b&w clouds overheard are so affecting.