Photography is Self-Therapy

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Photography is your best instrument for self-therapy.


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You are creative every day.
You’re creative Daily.

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Color wheel theory: Dynamic tension between opposing colors.
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Why is photography self therapy?

To begin with, photography is just.

All individuals are creative. We become frustrated, depressed, and shed a sense of direction or purpose in life, if we don’t own a creative outlet to express ourselves.

A lot people turn to photography as it is an instantaneous way to create images and artwork. Much Henri Cartier-Bresson called the photography and camera: “Instant sketches”.

To me, when I am out making pictures, I feel stress, frustration, and anxiety in my life. I don’t be concerned about finances, family drama, or concern myself as time goes by. I fall to a “picture zen” stream– where the only thing which exists is myself, the camera, and reality. It is a loss a loss of a sense of self, of my self lovealso that I sense self-elevated.

Cindy hand touching mirror in wedding dress, 2016
Cindy hand touching mirror in wedding dress, 2016

Negative space. Marseille, 2015 #cindyproject
Negative distance. Marseille, 2015 #cindyproject
Man walking on track. Sapa, Vietnam 2017
Man walking on track. Sapa, Vietnam 2017

Take your camera on a walk to clear your mind

I only go on a walk with my camera, Whenever I want to clean my mind. This one painter Paul Klee previously said,

Painting is simply taking a point for a walk.

I think photography is:

Taking your camera to get a walk.

If you walk in your own camera, and walk yourself — you are feeling. As humans, we’re intended to walk. The less we walk, the more depressed we get. Movement is connected to, and We’re killing two birds with one stone:

  1. Making pictures (artistic socket)
  2. Walking (workout, walking meditation, draining of their brain)

If we include street photography to the film, then you do even better — now we could interact with strangers. We may have a chat, and be sociable.

Take your pictures seriously.

Don’t take your pictures just take it seriously. Take it as a tonic for your soul.

Photography is self-therapy. Make pictures to help empower yourself.

If anyone tries to prevent you from creating photographs and going out, be more knowledgeable. Be adamant that you should picture for yourself. And think about, the more you empower yourself, the more you will empower f and your family

Photography self-therapy missions

  1. When you’re feeling stressed, stressed, or mad, shoot a self-portrait of yourself. Examine the way your face appears, and also the appearance on your face — both the creases, furrows. Ask yourself, “Is this the way I love to look?” You will understand that your physiology, by minding your face under stressful moments.
  2. Show gratitude via your pictures: As a mission, only picture your loved ones for a month (no other subjects). This will help you discover admiration and love for those individuals on your own life you care for.

BE STRONG,
ERIC


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