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Images That Force Us To Look Into The Mirror

Selfies, advertising, and other staged photography all too often portray a false or fabricated depiction of our society. It is a no wonder that we don’t necessarily feel the immediate pressure to radically change our increasingly violent identity. Yet, images from around the world tell the true story of what we are becoming – Desensitized to violence. Understandably, who doesn’t want to live in “wonderland” like Alice, where we can shut this painful darkness out from our daily lives. However, the […]

Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas

Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas Don’s Used Photo Equipment stands amidst a hardened strip of industry on Irving Boulevard, near what’s now the heart of the Design District. Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas thumbnail courtesy of dallasobserver.com

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez Talks About Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Photography – Marymount Manhattan College News

“Photography is a powerful medium because it not only freezes time, but it has the potential to freeze the mind long enough to full absorb the moment.” -Greg Pai Photographer Joseph Rodriguez Talks About Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Photography – Marymount Manhattan College News Award-winning photographer Joseph Rodriguez shared his work with students, faculty, and staff in a packed Regina Peruggi Room. Photographer Joseph Rodriguez Talks About Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Photography – Marymount Manhattan College News thumbnail courtesy of […]

The Eyes Have It; But The Homeless Have The Eyes

Not all people who have met the misfortune of homelessness are homogeneous and can be lumped into one group. Homelessness does not define a person. Rather, it is a description of one’s circumstances and not who they are. Let us never forget that these are individuals with their own special stories and the blessing of life from God. Furthermore, the label alone will never define the potential of a single person. Just ask world-renowned author and humanitarian, J.K. Rowling. However, […]

Rare Photos of Tribe Spur Urgent Pleas to Protect It

God has created an amazing spectrum of culture that we must protect and cherish. If we grow up thinking that everyone must look and be like us, we miss the blessing of diversity and the sheer potential of man’s inventive nature.

Here Is Your Present… Now What? Seize Control!

There are gifts. There are presents. And then there is the ultimate gift which is the present.

If You Are Feeling A Little Let Down Today…

If you are feeling a little let down today, how do you think this fox feels! Dealing with our fellow man can take its toll these days. So, here is a welcomed distraction. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards should lift your spirits with photos of animals doing the darndest things. God has filled the animal kingdom with a kaleidoscope of personalities, beauty, and innocence. A perfectly timed breath of fresh air.

When You Are All Out Of Hope

A pregnancy after a miscarriage can be difficult to endure. That’s why this viral image of six moms either pregnant with or holding their rainbow babies is beyond inspiring.

You Say I Am Orphan; I Say I Am Loved!

By Greg Pai Inspired By Andrea Mani Photo Credit: Andrea Mani This is a time of the year where many feel lonely or empty.  Especially those who have no family to speak of. Our hearts have to place orphans at the top of that list. What we learn from this story inspired by Andrea Mani, is that we are all orphans if we don’t connect with and depend on God. Orphans have seemingly perfected that connection and dependence as a means of […]

When The World Goes Low…

What Is True Joy? Doing well and doing good not only go together, but are among the secret ingredients of true joy. Not the joy that comes from graduating from college, landing your first job, getting married, having a child, buying your dream car or home, or retirement. Those things are joyful, but they are also fleeting. Their elation will last for a time and will undoubtedly be interrupted by life’s unfortunate circumstances. However, true joy gives us the strength to look […]

When Does An “Ad” Subtract? When It Divides Instead Of Multiplies Of Course…

I cannot remember a time when the culture of advertising was truly inclusive (or the media for that matter). You would think that advertisers selling a product or service would want to appeal to the largest possible audience of potential customers. “Not just the perfect ones.” If I am selling soap, why would I only want to sell it to people who looked or acted like me? When advertisers choose certain “types” of people to represent their product and intentionally exclude others, […]

The NEW pGOD App Is Here & FREE! For Apple and Android Devices

You Are Only One Click Away! Download Download The pGOD App was developed for you. Now you can have convenient access to enhanced content and features including: WALL OF WISDOM: Powerful images, quotes, and thought-provoking narrative serve to inspire your search and need for daily purpose, peace, and passion. The ingredients to pursuing true joy in this life. WOW posts muffle the destructive 24/7 “Voice Of The World” which serves to separate us from our divine and natural creation and […]

Cat Got My Tongue

I grew up believing I was allergic to cats and dogs. I later learned this was nothing more than a fable fabricated by others to discourage me from wanting a pet. So the TIME story, “Here Are Some Adorable Photos Of Kittens Pouncing” grabbed my tongue and inspired me to write a personal memoir, not about cats per se, but about life. Fast forward many years later, I found myself wandering into a pet store and buying my first dog. It […]

The World According To The World. A Frightening Look.

Whatever belief system you subscribe to, I think most of us can agree that civilization is becoming increasingly self-destructive. I suppose we may have been more barbaric in the distant past (and that may be debatable). Yet, has man’s creation of increasingly complex systems including government, finance & economics, health & medicine, organized religion, education, agriculture, commerce, technology, science, communications, media, and transportation, promoted progress for the human race? Is progress leaving anyone behind? Are we eradicating sickness and poverty; improving the quality, […]

Congratulations! You Are Destined To Conquer The Impossible!

Congratulations! By clicking this article, you are on your way to conquering the impossible – Your special impossible. The term “impossible” places such a burden on our lives as we grow up being told that more things are impossible than possible and that those things that are possible by someone are simply not possible by us. The reality is the contrary. Each of us has our own possible impossible. However, it requires a self-confidence and more importantly, a strong faith in God […]

Sibling Harmony

Too many of us have a lost or strained relationship with one or more of our siblings. These photos should inspire us to rebuild bridges of love with those whom God intentionally enjoined us with to form our family. A sibling is like an arm or a leg. They have a purpose in our lives and we need to have a relationship with them in order to find our what that purpose is. Brothers and sisters are not dispensable. God wastes nothing. […]

Let Us Never Forget the Sacrifice Of Others

When we feel the rain of challenge and distress on our life, remember those who came before us that gave us life or sacrificed so we could have life. Amen. -Greg Pai

Photo Credit: Greg Pai

My Public Profession

You know me as a photographer, writer, and Founder of photographingGOD. I also want you to know me as a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. Yes – that would make me a Christian. However, I want to live like Christ more than any label could offer. Frankly, religion and labels do more to offend me than not. Probably, because man has used them both for his own divisiveness. The current election in the United States is proof positive of that. —MORE

The Problem With Making Plans

When we become too committed to what we think is “right or best” for us, we do not open our hearts to what God may have in store for our lives. I call it the studio apartment syndrome. We do not leave any room for God to live and work in our lives. Letting go of our conviction, for at least a moment, may reveal a better plan to be convicted to. Often, such plans, would never have had an opportunity to enter our imagination or consideration.

If we want God to work in our lives, we have to mentally move into a “McMansion” because God takes up that much room and more! -Greg Pai

Photo Credit: Greg Pai

Rainy Day Weddings

We have been so conditioned to have high expectations. Many of them aren’t even our own. Like expectations imposed on us by family or friends. Then God throws a curve ball into our expectations and our first reaction is disappointment. So often however, history writes a story grown out of such disappointments that result in glory beyond anything we could have ever imagined. I had my first date with my wife in the pouring rain. It was hardly what we would have hoped […]

Fighting The Stigma Of Albinism

Photographer Fights The Stigma Of Albinism With Stunning Photo Essay. Photographer Patricia Willocq was raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people with albinism are often the target of discrimination that, in the worst cases, endangers their very livelihood. Photographer Fights The Stigma Of Albinism With Stunning Photo Essay – Huffington Post thumbnail courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

Not So Funny…

Folks… This is not a political issue that can be solved by political solutions. This is a human issue that needs to be solved by getting in closer touch with our humanity and the value of our life. I am reminded of the time (I may be giving away my age here) that we were trained to launch under our desks in the event of a nuclear attack by the enemy; Whoever that really was. Anyhow, we have raised generations of frightened […]

The Lives Of Young Stars

Ultra-sharp image uncovers the shocking lives of young stars. Astronomers refer to these areas of expanding gas as HII regions due to the abundance of ionized (energized) hydrogen gas. Ultra-sharp image uncovers the shocking lives of young stars – Phys.Org thumbnail courtesy of phys.org

Are You A True Friend?

Photo Credit: Greg Pai

The world of reality television wants us to believe that the way to live is in conflict. Particularly among our family and friends. This is not natural.

Only God!

Photo Credit: Greg Pai
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“Trapped Inside A Jelly Fish”

Having a difficult day? Well – Just remember, it could always be worst. How would you like to be this guy? Huh??? ‘Let me outta here!’ – amazing picture of a fish trapped inside a jellyfish. This unlucky fish came unstuck when it was ‘swallowed up’ by a roaming jellyfish in waters off Byron Bay, Australia. The shot was captured by ocean photographer Tim Samuel, who says the fish was still alive and fighting to escape. ‘Let me outta here!’ […]

God Is…

Photo Credit: Greg Pai

Hey Cutie!

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Passion & Strength Alert: Love For Ocean Photography

Adrenalin and adrenal glands: Love for ocean photography not dampened by rare disease. Shannon Glasson is not letting a serious illness get in the way of her passion for ocean photography, even if she is on a four-times-per-day medication regime to keep her alive. The 17-year-old was born with congenital adrenal hyerplasia, a very… Adrenalin and adrenal glands: Love for ocean photography not dampened by rare disease – ABC Online thumbnail courtesy of abc.net.au

Life On Tibet Plateau

Life on Tibet plateau captured by veteran Hong Kong photographer Kan Tai WongOne of the photographs capturing the lives of people on the Tibetan plateau from Kan Tai Wong’s book Vajrayana ,which is being launched at Comix Home Base in Wan Chai. Photo: Kan Tai Wong. 2 of 5. Photo: Kan Tai Wong. 3 of 5. Photo: Kan Tai Wong.and more »… Life on Tibet plateau captured by veteran Hong Kong photographer Kan Tai Wong – South China Morning Post thumbnail […]

The Hidden Worlds Of Yemeni Women Living In The UK

Photographer Documents The Hidden Worlds Of Yemeni Women Living In The UK. Photographing Yemeni women living a life behind closed doors in the north of England, Lesley Sutton discovered a culture almost cut off from the rest of the world. Photographer Documents The Hidden Worlds Of Yemeni Women Living In The UK – Huffington Post thumbnail courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

Oh Boy!

After ultrasound techs predicted she was having a baby girl, this mom’s birth photographer captured her shock when she learned it was a boy. Oh boy! Photographer captures mom’s surprise when she delivers unexpected gender thumbnail courtesy of today.com

Only God!

Photo Credit: Dan Park (New York, USA)

How Should Your Lion Live?

This Stunning Photo Shows Us How All Lions Should Live. The endangered African Lion is one of the most majestic creatures on our planet. The king of the jungle, lions are the only cats that live in family units, and they have been revered throughout history for their courage and strength. Lions once roamed… This Stunning Photo Shows Us How All Lions Should Live – One Green Planet thumbnail courtesy of onegreenplanet.org

The View That I Choose

by Greg Pai
Photo Credit: DP Photography & Design

Extra! Extra! Did you read the news?
God’s world is a world of infinite views;
In a contest,
I promise,
not one would lose;
But the one from above, is the one that I choose.

Passion For Photogrpahy

Following a passion for photography. Once upon a time a week’s worth of delivering the paid for a roll of film. Following a passion for photography – New Zealand Herald thumbnail courtesy of nzherald.co.nz  

Much To Learn From Child Mothers

What I Learned From Interviewing 25 Child Mothers Around The WorldMulenga*, 14, lives with her daughter, parents, her father’s second wife, and ten siblings in a remote village in Zambia. She used to go to school, and wanted to become a doctor, until her mother discovered she was pregnant. What I Learned From Interviewing 25 Child Mothers Around The World – Refinery29 thumbnail courtesy of refinery29.com

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours… Forever

Local photographer creates image for Forever Stamp. The U.S. Postal Service is using this image of the Everglades by local photographer Paul Marcellini on one of its Forever Stamps celebrating America’s National Parks. The United States Postal Service on Apr. thumbnail courtesy of communitynewspapers.com