Searching for a meaningful photography project, I happened
unexpectedly upon something which was both startling and compelling,
leading me to embark upon the work of breaking day:
Isaiah 60:1 Arise; Shine; For your light has come, and the glory of
the Lord has risen upon you.
Fortunately, I’ve always been a morning person, so sunrise holds great
significance for me. I am greeted each morning by it’s spreading light - a
faint glimmer at first, expanding into an instrument powerful enough to
illuminate the world. Despite it’s might, it grows gently from moment to
moment, progressing rapidly, though never in a hurry.
The sunrise is one of the few phenomena that has manifest its presence
daily since the beginning of earth-time. As such, it has become the
measure of stability, hope and dependability. Beyond this, it reveals
itself as a thing of beauty - not entirely gentle, but with traits which
mirror those of humanity: tranquility, sensuality, even anger, running
the gamut from peaceful to sublime.
The sunrise, then, is intricately woven into the fiber of mankind, diving
deeper than it’s routine concerns , reaching to the very soul of one’s