For most all my years as a photographer, I channeled my expressions through imagery. I felt comfortable behind the camera, allowing the images to say its “thousand words”.

However, many things changed after my wife passed away. During my time creating this collection, I found that by focusing on the cross of Christ, I was allowing Jesus to focus on me. I followed the prompting of the spirit to share the gospel through the written word, I then began the process of sharing these messages verbally.

To do so, I reflected on the realizations, edifications, and epiphanies I received while spending countless hours at the foot of that white wooden cross. My intention as a speaker is to transmit what I felt while capturing and contemplating the message of the cross. In a world of constant chaos, it is the protection, purpose, and peace of the cross that never changes.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! – Psalm 96:3

My History


After many years as a traditional photographer, I lost my wife to cancer. I then began seeking out sunsets and skyscapes to contemplate and photograph. This hillside cross became my secret place, my hiding place for a few years.


I began to spend time alone with the solitary cross on that empty hill, which became my place of solace and artistic expression. About a year into creating the collection, the ground was broken ahead of the construction of the Valley Christian School campus.


After shooting the cross for a few years, I toured a gallery show and published a book titled What the Cross Means to Me by Harvest House Publishing. My newest book, Views of Calvary is set to release in the fall of 2022.


I apply my cross on a wide variety of products, including wall decor, banners, posters, calendars, bookmarks as well both greeting cards and prayer cards. You can learn more about licensing options of these cross images at Foto4P.com

Rob E. Holt
Rob E. Holt Photography