Malibu Book Cover

Book, Interior Spread - Malibu, "Jim's Dream"

In the process of the photo selection and creating the storyline there were some really powerful and technically good photos. This particular one was a watershed for the development of the visual narrative. The evocative nature of this photo speaks volumes to the life and times of Jim Raeburn, the founder of Malibu and Young Life. It sums up what was "core" to Raeburn, connecting kids in intelligent & heart felt dialogue about spirtual matters.

Like most great photos it contains irony, pathos [young woman in the far left] and a sense of capturing a transcendental moment. >>