I listen to photographer Annie Leibovitz describe how she engages with the person she’s photographing.
Instead of posing the subject, she merely says, “Stand over here. Present yourself.”
Is there a more honest approach? Is that not what we wish to always do?
We stand and present ourselves.
Who might we present in that moment? Would the truest self emerge? I ask myself the question and wonder about that photograph. What setting surrounds me? What am I doing?
It’s a nice activity to journal about. I was surprised that I pictured my Annie Leibovitz photo of me serving food in my kitchen to children. I think there’s something deeply true about God bringing Himself out through our comforting work in the world. For me, today, it’s serving.