Recently, i've decided to do a little soul searching, and have decided to trend back into some personal work in the studio. Sort of a mental flossing, if you will. Setting up these shots takes considerable time and patience. I shoot about a dozen images, each time discovering something new as I change the lighting, perspective, or camera setting. As I experiment, I find myself critically thinking about why I find certain things appealing. Images start to represent ideas, at least in my mind. You may just find them as pretty flowers. Click here to see the rest. The image above reminded me of a passage of scripture I memorized long ago. Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever." This delicate flower began to wither within moments of bringing it into the studio. I literally watched it fade and droop, it's life ebbing quickly from it's initial upright noble position. A tiny flower whose purpose was to bloom for a short period of time. Our Heavenly Father's words live on; long after my own life's purpose blooms, fades, and dies.