Photo-Story 1: Strength & Patience

Tension: Expansion and Contraction (Monterey, CA)

Tension: Expansion and Contraction (Monterey, CA)

The slow erosion of stone by centuries of crashing waves and the barren plant life of midwinter: these are theophanous moments.

Spring Will Come (Connecticut)

Spring Will Come (Connecticut)

Perhaps they are those who wrote praises of God on the side of their small, seemingly slipshod home, simultaneously a sanctuary sized for saintly souls.

هذا من فضل ربي (Sabra Palestinian Refugee Camp)

هذا من فضل ربي (Sabra Palestinian Refugee Camp)

The patient one is strong enough to trust God above himself and leave his affairs to Him.

Boy Looking to Brighter Times in Alleyway of Sabra (A Refugee Camp in Lebanon)

Boy Looking to Brighter Times in Alleyway of Sabra (A Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon)

I might explain to you my understanding of the rest of these moments and my images of them, but I would rather you experience these with focus and thought and search for the realities that lie beyond the material.

-Yaseen Andrewsen

Yaseen Andrewsen is a second year student at Zaytuna College currently on medical leave until 2017. He began his photographic career as a child when he would often demand the camera from his mother. In high school, he took a class on photography in which he learned some basics about film development and image composition. He has mostly gained more knowledge and sharpened his technique through studying the works of photographers such as Ansel Adams, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Robert Frank, Richard Benson, and others.

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