Becoming Chris Kamalski

"There's a Writer outside ourselves, plotting a better story for us" ~Don Miller

Tag: 1000 Words

1000 Words: One Ball, One Heart.

If you are living on another planet and unaware, the World Cup (the largest sporting event in the world, viewed by over 1 billion people) begins this Friday!

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1000 Words: Introducing Mr. Love.

A few weeks ago my camera was stolen. The violation that I felt was a bit muted deal to the fact that it forced me to crack open my new camera and actually begin learning how to use it.

Conveniently, my friend Curtis Love, a member of our staff team from Jo’burg, wanted to send out postcards to potential donors as a part of his fundraising efforts. Here’s a bit of our early evening together standing on trains:

The Winner (for Curtis' donor purposes, that is).

My favorite, entitled 'Greek god.'

Big Wheels.

Trains = Epic images, always.

Everyone needs a Boy Band photo.

1000 Words: Art.

I agree with whomever once said that art and beauty point to something larger than themselves.

1000 Words: Max And Me.

She's A LOOKER!

Focused.

Sunburnt Red.

Afrikaner Wedding, Part 2.

Future A's Fan?

1000 Words: Transition.

A relevant portrayal of my life these days.

1000 Words: Rooted Heart.

In honor of Cupid + Hallmark, 1000 Words triumphantly returns!

1000 Words: Symbolic Images.

How do you synthesize a year into 6 images? Bryan Ward asked us to reflect upon this impossible feat this morning in our Conversation, and then gave us an hour to pick a person, a thought, or an image (Of course I chose images!) to symbolize the year.  It was a surprisingly difficult, yet meaningful task for me to complete!  Much could be written about these images, and the stories behind the stories that the photos themselves tell, but that can come later.  This is, in fact, a series dedicated to letting images tell the stories that words usually convey!

ORIENTATION

Our crew: A unique group of creative individuals who have grown into family this year.

Our crew: A unique group of creative individuals who have grown into family this year.

LISTENING

Pressing in to hear the voice of God in culture, we visited Huis Judea, an organization working with a poor Afrikaner community in Pretoria.

Pressing in to hear the voice of God in culture, we visited Huis Judea, an organization working with a poor Afrikaner community in Pretoria.

SUBMERGING

3 days submerging in Soshanguve: A radically slow life of walking and sitting with the guys.

3 days submerging in Soshanguve: A radically slow life of walking and sitting with the guys.

INVITING

An invitation for creative imagery (always within me) to ooze out.

An invitation for creative imagery (always within me) to ooze out.

CONTENDING

Contending for the hearts of my Hospice Care Workers through a fun photo shoot. Petunia Kabongo killing it.

Contending for the hearts of my Hospice Care Workers through a fun photo shoot. Petunia Kabongo killing it.

CONTENDING, PART II

The best part of the Contending Posture.

The best part of the Contending Posture.

IMAGINING

Meet your Imagination. It comes and goes, but you can always invite it back for a stay.

Meet your Imagination. It comes and goes, but you can always invite it back for a stay.

1000 Words: Conflicting Christ(s).

Conflicting Christ(s).

Conflicting Christ(s).

(Or: How does one reflect positively on a negative image of Christ?)

1000 Words: Purple Rain.

I live in a world raining purple.  Pretoria, every October.

I live in a world raining purple. Pretoria, every October.

A mixture of disparate elements, creating an interesting shot.

A mixture of disparate elements, creating an interesting shot.

Framed.

Framed.

Hoerskool Pretoria Noord.

Hoerskool Pretoria Noord.

Beautiful debris.

Beautiful debris.

1000 Words: Spring Has Sprung.

Pink explosions in September (Cherry blossoms?) precede the purple dominance of Jacaranda trees in October.

Pink explosions in September precede the purple dominance of Jacaranda trees in October.

Don't lie.  You want to jump in our pool.

Don't lie. You want to jump in our pool.

Flowers viewed closely never cease to amaze.

Flowers viewed closely never cease to amaze.

Seems like everything is in bloom (and I walk in a cloud of fragrance) these days.

Seems like everything is in bloom (and I walk in a cloud of fragrance) these days.

Beautiful isn't a strong enough word.

Beautiful isn't a strong enough word.

A local South African friend drove by as I was laying in the dirt trying to take this shot.  He thought I was crazy.

A local South African friend drove by as I was laying in the dirt trying to take this shot. He thought I was crazy.

Accidental dramatic shadowed backdrop for this shot.  The flower was showing off!

Accidental dramatic shadowed backdrop for this shot. The flower was showing off!