Monday, July 11, 2011

A 2 Z: Hallelujah Hands


My second language is a manual one, American Sign Language, and my profession is interpreting. Obviously, my hands are very important to me. I use them to chat with Deaf friends, to pass on the good news from a sermon at church, and to earn money. I love to sing and sign at the same time, worshiping God with my whole body.

Last week Dot Amos, a photographer and one of my mom's best friends from college, came over to play with some ideas I had to try to capture some movement pictures of me signing. They turned out beautifully! With some of them, like the heart one, she got the movement on her camera with a slow shutter speed. Others, like hallelujah, we took a series of still shots and I put them together with a photo program (I used six different pictures to make that one one). Enjoy!


Heart


Imagine!

Hallelujah


Heaven


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12 comments:

Laury said...

Those are awesome pictures, Amy!

Joanne Sher said...

Wow - SO cool, Amy! What an incredibly expressive language ASL is. And the pictures are amazing.

Barbara Lynn Culler said...

Those are sooooooooooooo cool! Thanks for sharing!

Shelley Ledfors said...

Ooh... I love these pictures! They turned out very cool. Great post!

Carol Wiley said...

The pictures turned out really neat! I love the top picture and hope we can use it on your web site also. :-)

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

I love slow shutter speed shots. I wonder what the world would really look like if we could see in that speed. Thanks for sharing.
Diana

Patty Wysong said...

Oh wow, Amy!! Those are GREAT!! =]

Felicity said...

These are great! Wonderful idea.

Rita Garcia said...

WOW! I love the creativity and the message you captured in the photos! You are a blessing! Love you!

Kristi Peifer said...

Those are neat! I wonder, could you animate the still shots so they looked kind of like a flip book?

Niki Turner said...

I attend a church that has been persecuted for encouraging the raising of hands during worship and/or prayer. It's interesting to me that the sign language interpretation of "hallelujah" is hands raised toward heaven!
Thank you for sharing your gift! And your photos!

Nancy K. Sullivan said...

So beautiful, Amy. What a wonderful ministry you have - each movement is an expression of praise.