A willing subject, a talented photographer, and great light. When planning a photo session in a remote location you hope for those three things. In the case of CT’s April 2014 cover story, we received them all.
Silver usually visits during the day and claims a spot in right in the center of the main aisle. He sets up his tripod at pew level, and waits. When people clear out of the frame, he focuses his Nikon D800, fitted with a super-wide 14-24 mm lens, on the altar. Silver shoots multiple frames, rotating the camera in an arc up toward the ceiling and down the other side. The result is a perfect 3:1 panorama with a 180-degree view.
Parallel feels a lot like Instagram, but instead of filters, it has you tag your photos with biblical verses. In doing so, it attempts to make a universal text feel personal, and shareable, in the same way one might post a photo on any other social media.