LIVE | Passion 2019 | Winter 2019

In 2011 and 2012 I attended Passion conference in Atlanta, GA, and I still remember how those days served as incredible beginnings to the respective years. I have always taken “new year’s resolutions” seriously - dates are just numbers in one sense, but the cleanness of “1/1” appeals to my idiosyncrasies, and I found great fortification in the course re-plotting the oasis of Passion provided while I was finishing up college. Even boiled down to a simple yet profound mission statement pulled from Isaiah 26:8, I’ve found great encouragement: “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your Truth, we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our souls.”

Fast forward to 2019 and although the mission statement remains the same, my participation has changed - I served alongside an incredible team across three states and four venues to photograph and document Passion 2019 in my current home of Washington DC at The Anthem. My friend Anna shot it in 2018 as well and commented to me how it was the hardest she had ever worked, something that I can appreciate and attest to after the fact! It was a special privilege to serve alongside friends new and old (especially Christian and Jeff)! These are a few of my favorite images from the week.

All pictures by Karl Magnuson
Canon EOS R
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II, Canon EF 35 16-35mm f/2.8L, Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.0L