Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pulling Personality





I met Marius and his surrogate family of translators, benefactors, a blood brother, BYU volunteers, and philanthropists at a crowded corner of the Creamery on BYU's campus. He smiled a bit, but surrounded by so many people he was timid as a bird. I spent the afternoon with him and the families and students who were helping him here in America. As I began to just be another person in the room, I began to see how the love and affection, the touching coupled with smiles and eye contact, were pulling his personality from beneath his wounds to his face and eyes. These girls who met him in Romania and helped bring him here were so genuinely compassionate and inspiring. This is one of my favorite slideshows I have done, so I won't give the story away, just check this out. It isnt' very long.
To see the slideshow click here
http://www.deseretnews.com/photo/slideshow/1,5587,5166,00.html

12 comments:

Nat said...

What an amazing story Mike- thanks for sharing it.

Kedrick & Kori said...

Mike, It's Kori Martin-Ridges--I totally don't know if you even remember me from High School. I came across your blog and WOW--you have some MAJOR talent, what an ability you have to touch people with not only your pictures, but your gift with words! I am moved by your blog. You were such a fun kid to be around in high school, I hope things are going good for you. I am just joining the blogging world, but you can check mine out at: ridgesrock.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Looks amazing dude. Been checking the D-news since Labor Day to see it!... glad it's finally up. Just amazing.

Lili said...

Very touching and inspiring story. Your photographs are amazing.

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Les said...

Made me cry.
Made me ashamed.
Not sure why...

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Very good,thanks very much!

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arra paz said...

inspiring story. beautiful photographs.

Elisa1 said...

wow that was and amazing slideshow you are a talented photographer. Thanks so much for posting that it touches everyone.

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