This is a new twist on evangelization: Christian fashion photographer Michael Belk has assembled a gallery of high-quality images portraying Jesus, combining biblical settings with contemporary dilemmas.

The collection is called “Journeys with the Messiah,” and the images can be viewed at the website Belk has set up to promote them.

The photographs are compelling. So is the story of how the Florida-born Belk became a highly successful fashion photographer in New York, and subsequently developed his Christian faith and decided to dedicate his photographic talents to the service of spreading the Gospel. Go here to view a CNN video of Belk discussing the project.