Charleston's holy steeples in HDR photography (update: Image collection expands)

Update April 4: Hyatt has added another collection of shots from inside of the abandoned St. Matthew's Baptist Church in Charleston.

Located on Huger Street just off of Meeting, the church has suffered its fair share of vandalism. the images are both intriguing and eerie; view them here.

Update February 10: Charlie recently caught up with HDR photographer Steven Hyatt and had a chat about his high-resolution art which has expanded out of the Lowcountry and into 'The Churches of America.'

The Holy City's holy places weren't enough to keep him busy and he's decided to expand the project which he began back in 2009.

Read what Hyatt has been up to in Charlie, or just click on over and check out his galleries.

First reporting: After studying philosophy and religion at the College of Charleston, Steven Hyatt is applying his love of photography to Charleston's holy sanctuaries, in a project called "Churches of Charleston."

He's making the rounds of the Charleston's more interesting churches and not only photographing them, but using a process known as "HDR" to compound more imagery into a single capture.

He says, "In May of 2009 I  set out to capture the beauty of these buildings using the advancements and advantages of modern photographic technology. I intend to pair these images with the history, stories, and life of the churches and the people who attend them. This project will make a beautiful and useful view, for current and future generations, into of the churches that have helped to make the Holy City holy."

You can check out many of his photographs over here, and see where he has (and has yet to) photograph on this map.

And if you want to know more about the project, check out his website or this article in The Post and Courier.

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