"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 #5—The Translator

Posted in 50 Portraits Project (2013), Friends, Photography by matt on Saturday, February 2, 2013

A photo of my friend, the translator, in Najaf, Iraq.

My friend, the translator, Najaf, 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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A Little Boy Named Hussain

Posted in Good Causes, Photography by matt on Thursday, February 16, 2012

A photo of me with little Hussain

I’m in southern Iraq for two weeks to document Preemptive Love‘s ninth surgical training mission in the country. This boy above is Hussain, and he is one of the sweetest kids I’ve meet so far.

To see more stories, photos, and videos from this mission, check out the PLC blog. I actually just posted a video that I think you’d enjoy here.