I’ve been going through some personal turmoil lately… I’m reminded of the verse in the Bible that says: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18). I wanted to use color symbolically…red and white as purity and sin. If you look closely at the images, you will notice a hand in the window, reaching toward the figure inside. There were times in my life in which I felt I was being pulled, trapped by a behavior that I knew was wrong, but I didn’t know how to stop. That is like sin; it offers a counterfeit, a false beauty that is appealing but stains the purity of God’s grace and separates us from what we long for most.
On a technical note, most of these images are a combination of three to four different exposures (one for the hand through the window, one for the “mist” which is actually baking flour, and one for the pose, and then in the above photo, one for the rose petals). Below are some images that I didn’t spend as much time on editing…and a video tour of the creepy abandoned house a friend of mine and fellow artist was kind enough to direct me to so I could do this shoot.