|This is me taking a picture of me!|
Hello! My name is Rudo (but you can call me Rue); I am the voice and artist behind Passion in the Moments and Ethos Photographic. I specialise in artistic photography and design as well as write articles and poetry on the blog. I am also have a charitable project called 'The Art of Being Humane' that I started as a means of using my talents to make a positive contribution to the world. it is a fairly new venture so watch this space!
Just over a year ago I became unwell with what I know now to be an autoimmune condition. As a result my life as I knew it not only stopped but changed completely. Since as far back as I can remember I have always been creative in one way or another. I exhibited my first piece of work, at the age of 16 at the Zimbabwe National Museum in Harare. My parents have been amazing in indulging my desire for creative expression and when I was younger they would invest in whatever the latest craze was to support me in my pursuit. I was given my first camera by my parents when I was 16 and I fell in love!
In 2004 I decided to take photography to the next level and bought my first digital compact camera and started harassing friends and family with it and with each picture I got better at it! Since then I have had various cameras and taken many images along the way but it had always been a part time hobby. Over the years my eye has become trained and my passion has grown and now I couldn't imagine life without the lens of a camera before me as I venture into and see the world.
I have spent the majority of the last five years utilising photography as a means of reaching people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have taken images of souls being saved on the streets and various evangelistic activities and it is my overall desire to utilise my talent to reach and help people as my faith so inspires me to do. I believe that the world was deliberately created by The Creator of us all and as I look at the amazing elements of our world I can’t help but be grateful to know God for myself. I see His splendour in every flush of autumn colour and I get excited when it snows!
Through the lens of my camera I get to see the world as it was meant to be observed and appreciated. All the colours and textures, everything so fresh and beautiful… it is a breath of fresh air to see and experience and I just love capturing it. Therefore just over a year ago Ethos Photographic came to being and with it a few months later came the blog; Passion in the Moments which was created to bring about artistic expression through photography and text and as a means of therapy for me during my time of illness. It has since evolved into something I never expected with a wide readership and lots of interest which is very humbling yet exciting at the same time. This is just the beginning and I am really excited about where this project will lead.
If there was one piece of advise I would give it is do the things you love, live your life to the fullest and don't have regrets whatever you do!
STATEMENT OF FAITH
E:thos Photographic is owned by and managed based on Christian values and principle.
We believe that;
1. That Jesus Christ is the Son the living God, and the only Saviour from sin.
2. That Jesus Christ is the Great Physician and the healer of the body through the Atonement.
3. That Jesus Christ is the Baptiser with the Holy Spirit, today just as he was on the Day of Pentecost.
4. That Jesus Christ is the soon Coming King, coming back to earth again as the only hope for a dying world.
5. That Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.