Who's Your Hero

Monday, July 20, 2009

For awhile now I have wanted to photograph a series of children depicting scripture heroes. My all time hero is Moses, but I have yet to figure out how to part the Red Sea.

Anyway, so here is Captain Moroni. It is fun to see Matthew strut around the house acting like him. So I made him some armor, borrowed a sword, and Anna made him a title of liberty, just as you read in Alma 46:12:
In memory of our God,
our religion,
and freedom,
and our
our wives,
and our children—
and he fastened it upon the end of
a pole.

I just about got this finished when what did I get in the mail today? The New Era for August. The title is Role Models (page 24- 29) and of course Captain Moroni is listed. With the above scripture. Now here is another funny thing. Looking through the Aug Ensign there is an article "Just a game" (page 46) depicting hands coming out of a computer screen grabbing a person on the otherside. I worked on this same thing last fall (before becoming Bishop) photographing myself in the garage. I ended up scrapping it, since my wife said it was too strange. Well, now, can't be too bad if it is in the Ensign. I have my version and the Ensign version below.


Amanda July 21, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

Love it! I think it must have been inspired! I love the sun setting on Matthew. At least that is what the lighting looks like to me. Great pictures, and messages! I have no idea how you did the one with two of you but I can't imagine being able to figure out how to do that on my computer! I am amazed I can take scabbes off of Hayden's face, and chocolate off her face! Great job!

Jef July 22, 2009 at 2:32 PM  

Nice images Shaun...just think what you could do with a professional wardrobe department dedicated to making clothes fit your models...wouldn't that be nice.

Sconierson July 22, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

Matthew looks very grown up in that picture. Emerson says Hi Matthew!

Alli July 31, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

Captain Moroni is probably my favorite BofM hero. He's so human and real and relateable - and clever! I mentioned that to Todd the other day and compared him to Nephi, who, while amazing, seems too perfect to be relateable - never murmuring and all that. Todd said it was probably due to authorship. Nephi wrote his own story, while Moroni was written about secondhand :)