"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

Portrait #15—The Sleeping Beauty

Posted in 50 Portraits Project (2013), Photography, Portraits, Preemptive Love Coalition by matt on Saturday, April 13, 2013

A photo of The Sleeping Beauty, a little Iraqi girl recovering from a lifesaving heart operation.

An Iraqi girl sleeping after her lifesaving heart operation. Tikrit, Iraq

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A year of 50 posed portraits with only one light; a project designed to improve my camera work while blessing the people I encounter. You can see older portraits here, read the rules of the project here, or leave a comment below with your feedback.

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Portrait #12—The Linguist

Posted in 50 Portraits Project (2013), Photography, Portraits by matt on Saturday, March 23, 2013

A photo of my friend, the linguist.

My friend and language helper. Kurdistan, Iraq

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A year of 50 posed portraits with only one light; a project designed to improve my camera work while blessing the people I encounter. You can see older portraits here, read the rules of the project here, or leave a comment below with your feedback.

“Kuroshio Sea”

Posted in Videos, Videos By Others by matt on Friday, September 2, 2011


Isn’t it mesmerizing? It’s just a tripod and a Canon 5DMKII, but it’s one of the most beautiful short-films I’ve seen.

The video was shot by Jon Rawlinson in Okinawa at one of the largest aquarium tanks in the world.