Photography by Jon Adams
Salt Lake LDS Temple
05/21/12 04:11 PM Filed in: LDS Temple Imagery
I have some exciting news! First the back story. I was at work one day and I got an email from my contact page on my website. It was from a Bonneville Communications. The company that takes care of the broadcasting of conference and I'm sure a lot of other things for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He told me they were interested in licensing one of my images for church use on a billboard along I-15. We were able to agree on the terms and it all came together quite quickly. Those folks over at Bonneville Communications run a class act and do a fantastic job. Not only that, they are very considerate of the people they work with, Like me. For instance today, (The day I'm writing this) just to make sure everything went well for me and to let me know the billboard is now up.
I was curious how they would utilize this image on a billboard. It being a vertical tall shot. I think they did a wonderful job and it's not something I've seen done before with something like this.
This image of the Salt Lake Temple I think conveys many of the things I try to communicate through my images. There are a lot of amazing images and paintings of the temples, especially the Salt Lake Temple. It's a major icon of the LDS Church. What I'm looking for when capturing the images isn't just a clean capture, a great shot. I'm hoping that whoever sees my images can feel something, something of the joy of the eternities, or the peace that comes with knowing truth, or the glory and majesty of creation. It's the emotional connection that really makes an image work.
I'd like to thank Bonneville Communications, Ken and John over there are wonderful people. I'd also like to thank all of you who read this blog or follow me on social networks. You Rock! So folks get out there and go see the billboard and visit Temple Square, take in the history and be amazed.
If you'd like to hang this image in your home or gift it to someone, please check out the gallery here.
If you'd like to sell these prints in your store or if you'd like to sell them as a fundraiser please contact me for wholesale buying options.
One last thing, I've got a YouTube Channel with a bunch of photography related videos. Check it out Here.