The casket is taken from St. Paul Catholic Church at the conclusion of a funeral.
A trail of smoke from altar candles floats in front of a stained glass window at St. Paul Catholic Church in Westerville.
St. Paul Catholic Church deacon performs one of two baptisms following Saturday Mass.
Editor’s note: Photo removed. Some of the 40 Days of Lent posts have been removed. There have been concerned expressed about some of the photos and their subjects. Until the issue is resolved, the posts will stay offline.
A youth group member rehearses Stations of the Cross in preparation for evening services marking the 10th day of Lent at St. Paul Catholic church in Westerville
Religious perform benediction services following a day of adoration during Lent at St. Paul Catholic church in Westerville.
The first week of Lent was challenging. For all the right reasons.
There are a few common themes that run through my work and they are all central to this project.
First is the small sphere, confined space, narrow view perspective where location becomes what most photographers would consider a prohibitively confining rule. Just as I did in the Rock at Inniswood series, I’ve confined myself to a specific location.
Photos for 40 Days of Lent must be taken at St. Paul Catholic Church. It is possible to shoot this project in a larger space such as all churches in the city or how people use lent for introspective explorations of their lives, or how chocolate retailers have lower revenue, or how crazy parties it gets on feast days during Lent. Any one of these are great projects and certainly worthy of considering.
My preference is to revisit a familiar space to see how it changes. In this case the variables of change are few.
Welcome to Ohio where the weather can change within minutes and usually does in February.
Today was one of those days. Changes that presented radically different lighting.
The day began with strong daylight for the 40 Days of Lent project resulting in this vibrant frame.