COMMEMORATIVE POSTER SERIES
2019 International Pathfinder Camporee
HOW THE WORK WAS MADE
Jenny Shrestha’s idea to create a series of sophisticated, professional photo illustrations was too good to pass up. Sharon, Jenny, and I knew that there were precious few quality Bible illustrations using the medium of photography, and virtually none on the life of David. With our combined talents, effort, and God’s leading we were able to produce these images in 3 weeks of feverishly long days and late nights. The single Chosen poster took hours to capture in studio and dozens more at the computer to refine and hone with multiple discarded iterations littering the path towards what you see below. The costume design by Vanya Kovacheva was an integral part of the success of these images and without her skills the images would have been much less powerful.
The theme this year was “Chosen” which tells the story of David from a young boy to a warrior king, and more importantly his reliance on God even through his failures as a fallible man. We think these are pretty special items, and are amazed and humbled at the many little miracles that came to pass so that we could produce and share these with you.
All the images are the actual actors in their costumes made for the play.
We hope you like them as much as we do (we are just a little biased of course!)
Concept & Photography: Jenny Shrestha
Art Direction & Styling: Sharon Ullom
Lighting & Post Production: Marc Ullom
Costume Design: Vanya Kovacheva
Special Thanks: Betty Whitehead and Center for Youth Evangelism
1 Samuel 16:12 …Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”
This once in a lifetime commemorative poster depicting the cast of the play from the 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee in OshKosh Wisconsin. The poster highlights the core cast of the play titled Chosen. From King Saul, to Goliath, Jonathan, and Achish, we see the key people in the saga that was David’s life. From Shepherd boy to warrior king, he overcame life’s challenges through consistent and humble repentance before God.
David has become known as the warrior king for his conquests of the enemies of Israel-but more importantly we should remember that he was a man after God’s own heart not because of his conquests, but because of his repentance and humility before God. His story is a fascinating and complex one, and worthy of study and contemplation.
How can an imperfect stone slay a giant? Only through God's power and strength.
1 Samuel 18:14: In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.
Notice the broken stone in the image? It represents our brokenness-the weakness of our strength, of our will. We know that God can take us as we are to overcome anything.
We believe that David and his love of God is a great example to follow-as an antidote to Hollywood and secular hero worship.