The Other Oxford
People are stories bound in blood, bone and sinew. I’ve spoken to hundreds of people and taken their pictures from wherever I landed in my travels. As these photos show, a major arc in this project focused on People of Color.
I am not here as a social activist. Nor am I, to use the nomenclature of the Left, “woke.” But I am a follower of Christ. In these troubling times, I believe the church must be the balm to aid in the process of healing wounds, and not used as a tool to create new ones. St Paul said: “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” I’m trying to do that with a camera.
Julie is a gifted still-life photographer who finds endless beauty in the small, delicate details of nature and everyday life. Self-taught and still learning, store bought flowers paired with vintage china pieces are some of her favorite photo subjects. She has a remarkable "eye" for capturing soft light in her images, both indoor and out-of-doors. Julie's images are a core element of the ambience of Cultivating. You can follow her on Instagram
I am a follower of Christ and a hobbyist photographer. I serve as a youth pastor, and when I have a little extra time, I enjoy capturing the beauty of creation for the glory of the Creator!
www.aaronburden.com| https://unsplash.com/@aaronburden | https://www.instagram.com/aaronburden/
"For me, it all starts with a story. As a child, fairytales and fantastic illustrations captivated my mind and sparked my passion for beautiful artwork and writing. Although I’ve created many kinds of art over the years, my favorite works of art are those inspired by stories. All of my art originates from the stories I write. I see my “story paintings” as windows that provide just enough to start the observer down the path, but leave a little mystery to ignite their imagination. Light shining out of the darkness is my favorite and most recurring theme. I believe that artwork that reflects goodness and truth can bring light into peoples lives, encouraging them and giving them hope. My inspiration comes from long walks, rambling prayers, starry skies, and dreamy fairy tales. I enjoy a quiet life with my husband and two daughters, in a house full of treasured books and bright colors. A sleek, black cat and a nervous, brown rabbit keep me company each day while I paint." https://www.storypaintings.net/
~ Amy Grimes
Cultivating is dedicated to encouraging believers
who choose to spend their lives cultivating the good, true, and beautiful.