Welcome to Kim Daus Edwards Photography

Kim Daus Photography
About Kim

Kim Daus-Edwards

Artist's Bio

If you ask Kim Daus-Edwards whether she is an artist,
a business person or a minister, she will answer, "Yes!"
A Fuller Seminary graduate, she has also worked
in high tech companies for twenty years.
She has a passion for ministering
using whatever tools she holds in her hands.
Kim's photography has gained international exposure
and she has won numerous photography competitions
and displayed in California, New Mexico, Michigan,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and South Africa.

Kim has published three books, and speaks and preaches internationally. One of the more innovative presentations she gives uses black and white photography and a process she pioneered called "Visual Exegesis" to introduce people to Scripture or take them deeper into it. Her most recent book, Force of the Spirit, explores the blend of art and faith in a photographic canon showcasing 122 black and white images.

Three of her pieces are currently in the permanent collection at the Museum of Biblical Art in Texas. She has most recently been selected as one of 23 international artists to participate in an art exhibit for the 2012 London Olympics. The committee chose 23 artists from around the world to create art representing the fire of the Holy Spirit as it relates to the fire of the Olympic torch.

After years of undercover work for the kingdom in businesses, she has recently been more overt about her passion to integrate faith, art, family, work, and ministry. She currently serves on the leadership team for REP, an organization that equips believers to transform society through business. She and her husband live in Sausalito, California with their three children.

 

Artist's Statement

Before I am anything, against all odds, I am a believer. I believe in God, I believe Jesus is Truth, and I believe that God speaks to us if we listen. I believe that God speaks to me through pictures.

As an artist, I make photographs because there are moments
in life, and expressions about faith that I want to share.

My photographic language speaks with intimate detail, clarity and emotion.
This is also how I approach life. My photographs are tributes to beauty in
unusual places; sometimes they are discoveries that surprise. Perhaps that is
because I have always placed value on things which others might consider valueless;
or because I take delight in that which is often passed by without notice.

I find that beauty springs from contrast, or from the drama between light and dark, or old and new. Sometimes a simple intriguing texture captivates me. The poetry of the ordinary--the glow of simple, smallpieces--stirsme. My eye is drawn to the intimate details that make up the whole. I press the shutter when I experience this intimacy.

The moments I capture in faces are like short films on paper.
In the chaos of daily life, ordinary moments rush past us with rhythm,
balance, and purity. These moments are rarely honored for their role in shaping us.

My journey with the lens--and, in fact, the daily living of my life--is about discovering and rediscovering meanings. My expression sometimes brings revelations that lead to harmony, to a memory, or toward understanding. When I take photographs, I better understand the world around me. And as my camera expresses the subject, I also reveal myself. Not what I do, but who I am. Who I am becoming. What God is teaching me. I find it fascinating to remember that the camera points in both directions.
This double-edged instrument takes me to, and teaches me about, both the world I see and the world of faith. It allows me to share the intimate details of the journey.