Jesus was born in Bethlehem
Something was different about that star. Not only was it brighter and was standing out in that starry night, it seemed to move. Not fast. Not like one of the shooting stars that crash to earth every now and then. It moved slow enough to be able to follow it. Joshua said it was a comet but I had no idea where he heard that word or what it meant. Fact was that even the sheep started to recognize it now and tried to move into its direction. Joshua and I had a hard time keeping them together. When we hit the limits of the village of Bethlehem, the town was pretty much deserted. the shadows of the taller buildings in the night just added a shade of darkness to the already dark dirt roads.
Although it was not a full moon night, the comet was bright enough to produce these long shadows. We were not able to see where we were going and I only saw Joshua's silhouettes who was busy to keep our little herd together while we followed the star. There were other silhouettes appearing in the dark and other sheep joined our herd. 'Any idea what's going on Joshua?' 'No but keep walking, this is a very special night' It sure was a very special night, I can hardly remember walking with our sheep thru Bethlehem or any other town, ever - following a comet or not. The star stopped moving and it looked like it was sitting right above one of the smaller sheds, brightening up the scene ahead of us.
Not really what I hoped to see, just a woman and a man standing next to one of the food cribs in that stable. 'Can you see anything?' 'Not yet, keep walking.' 'Are these angels?'
Joshua stopped and for a second I thought he turned into one of pillars of salt. This has happened before. Not with Joshua though. 'Sarah these are angels, do you see their wings and the halos?' ' What are they doing here?' 'I have no idea but look, there's a baby in the crib? It must be a very special baby if angels are around protecting him.' 'Look Joshua, he has a halo too...'
Models: Samantha Melilli, Nick Bravo, Owen, Taylor Ann, Sam Halayna, Hailee Harris, Alex Schuster, Helen G. Caldwell, Traci Ciccarelli, Ankita C. Pal, Skylar Ratliff, Alyssa Matney, Oliviah Starr, Danielle Bateman, Jordyn Paige Bolber, Lily Mae, Maddy Hull, Madison Rae (AMIT Models)
Make-Up and Hair: Ana Garcia, Brenda Lyman, Jessica Hillery, Leticia Carrillo, Kasey Surges, Shannon Rodriguez, Amita Salvi, Aga Kaskiewicz, Jodi Birkenmaier, Cin Cin
Designer: C. Rinella Designs
Photographer: Thomas H P Jerusalem, A-MOMENT-IN-TIME.COM Photography
Location Credits: Undesser Turkey Farm, Bristol, IL
Animals: Undesser Turkey Farm, Bristol, IL and Tobi Staudacher DVM, Augie Staudacher, Yorkville, IL
Thomas H.P. Jerusalem is a photographer from St Charles, IL with a studio in the 1020 Cedar Ave Business Building. His work has been published in international magazines and his photographs have won awards. Models from the Kane County as well as the Chicago area have been published on Italian VOGUE's website. A-MOMENT-IN-TIME.COM Photography, Bat Cave Studios, 1020 Cedar Ave, St Charles, IL. Phone 630 983 1547 - rates start at $150 for 3 hrs coached studio shoots, any level of experience.
Thomas H.P. Jerusalem (AKA Jerry) is a German photographer living and working in Chicago, Naperville and St Charles, IL. Thomas H.P. Jerusalem is specialized in fashion and conceptual photography. His work has been published on numerous occasions in international magazines, both online and print, and several photographs have won awards. He is listed in the ONE LIFE 2012 Catalog and has a portfolio at Italian VOGUE/PhotoVogue and Art+Commerce/VOGUE NYC. His clients include, ad agencies, magazines, model agencies, publishing companies, designers.
Jerry combines his background with his photography and style, creating vintage and surrealistic portraits of models in conceptual environments. His work includes dark romantic, edgy and vintage space-age photography. Growing up during the Cold War in West Germany and reading his dad's over-sized NY Photo Academy books from the sixties influenced his style. Since he didn't speak English back then, the descriptive words to the pictures didn't make too much sense, so he focused on the images instead. Images that are still blurry somewhere in his mind and that he now uses for inspirations of his work. Jerry started with Street Photography and Photojournalism, both very strong and expressive ways of photography. The passion and perfection that Jerry has for photography reflects in every image.
Thomas H.P. Jerusalem
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