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Jesus’ Cameraman



Photo credit: Journeys With the Messiah 

A Ferrari. A Nazi. A prostitute. A supermodel. A poker game.

Fashion photographer Michael Belk has used them all to retell Jesus’ parables. The cameraman, who’s shot fashion models for J. Crew, Nautica and Calvin Klein, took about a year off his work to create Journeys With the Messiah. The project cost more than half a million dollars, and used international film crews and models.

The result is stunning–and provocative. In a photo called "The Second Mile," Jesus–played by an Italian model–walks alongside a Nazi, and carries his gun.

Belk includes Scriptures and reflections with each picture on the site.

Want to own one of the pictures? That will be an investment. The fine art prints cost more than $1,000. Unframed posters go for $50.