During the Season of Epiphany, Holy Trinity is developing the theme: The Revelation of Christ through The Stewardship Of Our Lives. In the same spirit, we’ve invited Christine Lee Smith to be our first ever “Artist in Residence!” An artist in residence is generally a creative person who enters an environment, organization or community (in our case a church family) to offer her talents, creative ideas, and research to collaboratively enrich the existing group of people inhabiting that environment. Christine has offered 6 pieces of contemplative photography which populate our website and weekly visual reflection cards. She, in conjunction with Lisa Igram and Elizabeth Khorey have authored reflective questions to assist us with thinking about the ways God is inviting us as individuals and as a community to steward our lives.
Be sure to say hi to Christine at church. Tell her what you are thinking about as you reflect on the images she’s brought to our community!
A little about Christine
As a contemplative photographer, Christine explores the connections between art and prayer, and truth and beauty.
Primarily a wedding and portrait photographer since 2006, Christine began exploring photography as an art form and other art mediums after completing her spiritual direction training in 2013. As a result she founded Epiphany:Visio where she uses her photography and creates safe spaces to help connect people with what Jesus may be stirring in their hearts through prayer and photography experiences.
Currently Christine enjoys using film cameras in different formats for her personal and fine art work. She enjoys photographing her surroundings and using her years of wedding photography experience to anticipate and capture moments.
- has been wearing converse since 5th grade
- loves reading art, psychology and spiritual formation books
- loves the sound of a 289 V8 Ford engine starting up
- lives and works in Long Beach
- married to Matt