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Visual Ministry

Chris Willard
On Art (March 2020)
Inward Light

Something about the process of capturing, editing, printing, and viewing images often leads me to think beyond the subject itself, to search what other meanings might be suggested by the subject matter, the lighting, the mood, or arrangement of items in the composition. When the process is internal, I think of it as offering visual queries. Sometimes, when I hang prints in the meetinghouse for others to see, I imagine the process as being visual ministry.

Experiment with what comes to you.  ~~~

Chris Willard has been photographing the landscape for more than fifty years. He worked thirty-six years as a photographer for a large healthcare system in the South Puget Sound area. He is a member of Tacoma Friends Meeting (NPYM).

All photos with this article are by Chris Willard.

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