Do the Priest in Different Voices - Maury Gortemiller

Do the Priest in Different Voices 
Text and Photography by Maury Gortemiller

Hell and Backwards © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

My most profound childhood memory involves reading a family bible. The illustrations, mostly Baroque-era paintings, did not function as a mere visual embodiment of the text. Rather, the pictures communicated in a far more powerful language, evoking both comfort and trepidation. The words of the book provided little interest, but the imagery moved me to contemplate the unseen. It is the pictures I remember - not the words.
The imbalance remains when I consider the possibility of a personal faith. While I am ambivalent towards the old established narratives, the semblance of the mythical in the mundane enthrals. I identify this conflict in the everyday: objects and situations that are alternately ineffable, laughable, and at times terrifying.

Ghosts © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

Kraft Singles © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

Penance Tattoo © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

St Augustine, 737, Atlas 5 Rocket Body © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

Remained Halos © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

The Pity © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

The Smoke of the Anger © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

TV Test Pattern © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

You'll Never Walk Alone © 2012 Maury Gortemiller

Maury Gortemiller photographs and teaches in Houston, TX. He is also a competitive apneist, and plans to make an attempt on the breath-holding world record by the end of fiscal year 2013. Gortemiller holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, and MA in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and a BA in English from Baylor University. 

Discover prism e-magazines:

All images and text published in prism's network, including blog, social media and e-magazine are the sole property of the featured authors: photographers, content creators, contributors and editors and the subject to copyright.

No image or text can be reproduced, edited, copied or distributed without the express written permission of its legal owner.

No part of this blog and e-publications may be reproduced in any form, be it digital or mechanical, printed, edited or distributed without the prior written consent of the publisher.

Copyright ©2011-2017 prism Contemporary Photography Magazine.