Kevin Newsome

Artist bio

Kevin Newsome is a North Carolina paramedic whose photography focuses on portraiture, where the subjects are most noted for their eyes. His work is distinguished by a high-contrast, colorful style that employs classic art techniques with light, lines and shadow. Kevin Newsome, Dakota Newsome and Sydney Newsome live in Rocky Mount, NC and attend Christ Covenant Church.


Be Strong and Put On The Full Armor of God



Artist Statement

Off camera flash photography with delayed shutter, aided by the assistant throwing magnesium sparklers at the model. ISO: 400, F/11, 10 second shutter.

How it fits into contest

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:10-20

The model depicts a strong, determined and fully armored soldier firmly taking a stand in an uphill battle. The enemy responds with a heavy salvo of flaming arrows to destroy or divert him from his path. His confidence from inner peace is reflected in his face. His sword is firmly in his hand. Fearlessly, he faithfully stays on his narrow path, prayers on his breath.


Model: Dakota Newsome
Photography assistant: Sydney Newsome, throwing sparklers at the model.

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Type of work: a mass produced copy
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