Tag: churches

  • Second Presbyterian Minolta Hi-Matic 7 Fujicolor 200 2011 Looking through old photos I came upon the last shots I made with my wonderful Minolta Hi-Matic 7. What a problem: to have so many cameras you can’t possibly shoot all the good ones enough. And seeing this photo reminds me that I haven’t been over to…

  • Please be seated Canon PowerShot S95 2016

  • In the chapelMinolta AF-SvFujicolor 2002016

  • Touring the former Second Church of Christ, Scientist, in Indianapolis

    It was built on the Old Northside of Indianapolis in 1912 to serve as Second Church of Christ, Scientist. In 1968, the Christian Scientists moved out and a Baptist congregation moved in for about 10 years before yielding to Jehovah’s Witnesses. And then this year the Witnesses sold this striking, even imposing building to a large multi-site Christian…

  • Candles burning at St. Paul’s Chapel Canon PowerShot S95 2016

  • How to deal with difficult feelings about a photographic subject

    I suppose every American has some baggage around 9/11, even those of us hundreds or thousands of miles away. While we were in New York I couldn’t figure out how I felt about visiting the new World Trade Center and the neighboring memorial. Ambivalence gave way to curiosity, which yielded to revulsion. Then ambivalence returned and…

  • Carrying the cross

    It’s a Good Friday tradition at West Park Christian Church, on Indianapolis’s Near Westside, to carry the cross through the neighborhood. A hundred years ago, our brand-new neighborhood was a cheerful middle-class enclave. West Park Christian Church was new, too — and had hundreds of members. We have several panoramic photographs of our congregation through…

  • West Park Christian Church Canon AE-1 Program, 35-105mm f/3.2-4.0 Vivitar SMS Fujicolor 200 2016

  • 50th anniversary iPhone 5 2014 These are my parents, two years ago on their 50th wedding anniversary, standing on the steps of the church where they were married.

  • Stained glass Nikon N90s, 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor Arista Premium 400 2015

  • An elders’ retreat

    I’m an elder in my church. All that means is that I and a few other elders try to care for the people in our congregation and lead the doing of things that try to make our church a light in its neighborhood. It’s all straight uphill, as we serve a blighted, impoverished part of Indianapolis,…

  • Door at Second Presbyterian Nikon F2AS, 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor Arista 100 EDU (expired) Indianapolis’s Second Presbyterian is breathtakingly beautiful, but even after a dozen trips there to shoot it, I just haven’t gotten a good feel for photographing the place.