Your Breath in Me - Fine Art Photography by Ray Majoran // Showcasing the Creativity and Workmanship of God

Your Breath in Me

Gallery by Ray Majoran

Beauty is Right There in Front of You

Thanks for taking the time to browse through my gallery. I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to capture images of people and places from around the world. I am passionate about serving others and inspiring people to realize the beauty that exists around them. To read more about my love for photography and why I do what I do, visit this page.

Note that all of my work can now be found on COMPASSION GALLERY, a collaborative effort between myself and long time friend, Brian Klassen. Thanks for your support!

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    Portraits of India
    During my time in India, I had the opportunity to chat with and take photos of many incredible people. There are amazing stories behind these faces, some of which you can read about in my journals (which are continually being updated).
    Beauty of Nepal
    Nepal is a beautiful country. The scenery and sunsets are some of the most spectacular I have ever seen. Unfortunately, Kathmandu is very polluted, but it does make for some amazing light rays. Once you get outside of the main city, there is so much to be seen and explored.
    Portraits of Nepal
    Despite being one of the poorest countries on the planet, the Nepalese people are resilient. The men, women and children that I met in Nepal were extremely friendly and welcoming. As a westerner, there’s always a lesson to be learned—in this case, joy is not found in material wealth.
    Beauty of India
    On a flight back from India, I sat next to an Indian man who inquired about my photography. As I walked him through some of my images, he said to me, “Wow. Those are amazing photos! It’s really not that beautiful there!” That statement really hit a chord with me. Were my photos more beautiful than the actual place that I took the photos? Or had he just missed the beauty? Personally speaking, I believe it’s the latter. I am absolutely amazed at the beauty of India, continually taking pictures everywhere I go. The landscape, the colors and the people are fascinating to me.
    Portraits of Peru
    The people of Peru hold a special place in my heart. I have been to Trujillo three times and will go there for a forth time in March 2016. When we visit, we take a group of high school kids with us to take in the experience. As part of the journey, we hang out at a children’s home and garbage dump where people live. Each and every time I leave, a piece of my heart is left with the people of Peru.
    Beauty of Cozumel
    Cozumel, Mexico is one of my favorite places to visit. The untouched beauty on the eastern side of the island creates many wonderful photo opportunities.
    Life in India
    For most people that live in India, life is not easy. Many people struggle to live on $1 or less a day. Despite the circumstances, there is joy and hope to be found in the faces of India.
    Life in Nepal
    Life in Nepal is not easy. It’s nominal GDP per capita has it as one of the poorest countries in the world. Nepal is rebuilding from two strong earthquakes in April and May of 2015. Compound that with a major fuel crisis, much of the country’s infrastructure is on its knees. People have resorted to cooking with wood, many restaurants have closed, and hospitals are being forced to shut down. Despite the circumstances, life in Nepal goes on and its people find joy in the little they have.
    Life in Peru
    My photographic work in Peru has been focused on the city of Trujillo, specifically areas of extreme poverty. Each time we introduce a group of high school westerners into Peru life, their hearts break and their worldview changes. Often times when we’re walking through the garbage dump, students will ask the people living there if they can pray for them. More times than not, the person living in the garbage dump turns the tables and ends up praying for the students. In Luke 18:24-27, Jesus says, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
    Abolitionist Frederick Douglass once said, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." I agree with this statement. Photos in this section are from Peru, India, Nepal and Canada. The centerpiece of the gallery (the Library) was taken at a monastery in Peru.
    Lights South of 46°
    The northern lights are very rare in my neck of the woods. But when they do happen, it creates a lot of excitement! I've written a fairly extensive guide on capturing the aurora borealis, which was then featured by a number of major photography publications including 500px, Canadian Geographic and Photo News Canada.
    4-Legged Things
    I have a love for animals, especially dogs. My daughter, Adalai, loves driving out in the rural areas to visit horse farms. The images in this gallery are taken from a number of different places in Canada, the U.S. and Peru.
    Spring & Summerscapes
    In the spring and summer, I love exploring different areas of nature. Whether it’s walking along a riverbank, visiting a cottage or exploring a city, the sights and sounds of summer are always drawing me in. This gallery includes a combination of pictures from Cuba, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.
    Autumn is my favorite time of the year for photography. In Ontario, Canada, the colors of the trees pop with brilliant oranges, reds and yellows, and contrast beautifully with the green leaves that take a little longer to change. This entire gallery is made up of images from southern and central Ontario.
    Winter in Canada can be beautiful. I say “can be” because by the end of February, you’re ready for it to be over. From a photographic standpoint, snow and ice make for beautiful pictures, especially in combination with amazing sunrises and sunsets.
    Camp & Cottage Life
    I love capturing images from a photojournalistic and storytelling standpoint. At Radiant and Bark (the companies that I serve as CEO for), we have been blessed with the opportunity to shoot photos for some amazing organizations like Ontario Pioneer Camp and Forest Cliff Camps. I honestly believe that camp life can be far better captured in real time than it can be in a staged photo shoot. Hopefully these photos will help you agree.
    Although I have a number of other images that I’ve taken in the United States, these are photos from three of my favorite places: Chicago, Washington D.C. and the state of Colorado.
    Church Life Abroad
    One of my favorite things to do in other countries is visit local churches and gatherings. This gallery contains images from India, Peru and Nepal.
    Friends & Family
    To say that I cherish my family and friends would be an understatement. I’m sure if you added up all the photos I’ve taken of my daughter alone and compared them with the number of days she’s been born, the photos would at least quadruple the days. You’ll notice a few wedding shots in there; I don’t actually shoot weddings, but I did make one exception, which you can read about in one of my journals.