I decided to write this article because I mentioned on my instagram that I often took my cameras with me to appointments as a therapy camera. Kind of like a companion dog. I received many messages from people saying that they suffer from anxiety as well and they were going to give this a try.
In this case, this year I have been processing a lot of sickness and death. As the year draws to a close, and I go through my photos from the year, I have discovered that I have expressed these struggles through my photos.
A lot of people have asked the question, “Can getting into photography as a hobby help mental health issues?” The short answer: yes.
I’ve learned that I can’t stop the hurricane, so to speak, but I can deal with it, and prepare for what it leaves in its wake.
I’ve hit a little dip in my creativity lately, not for a lack of desire, but just simply having too much going on that’s affecting me. When I have a lot of of health issues happening at once I tend to get depressed, which understandably affects my motivation to do anything else. It’s strange because… Continue reading Still Life and Motivation
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There is a Youtube channel I have been enjoying lately by Bryan Birks, and in his videos he talks a lot about a project he is working on of classic cars and their owners. I always find the videos very inspiring because one thing I have mostly shied away from is taking portraits or any… Continue reading Shooting Outside My Comfort Zone
Many times over the years I’ve shared my need to express myself through photography. I often do this to alleviate anxiety, but also to deal with feelings of grief. Very often, I express this through still life photography. I’m not sure exactly what it is about this form of the medium that helps me to… Continue reading Still Life and Expelling Grief
The infamous year of 2020 is now drawing to a close and while a new year will be coming, a lot of things are going to bleed over into 2021. Unfortunately, a lot of it are things we cannot control. I try to stick to the things I can, otherwise my anxiety gets out of… Continue reading The End of 2020 – My Favorite Photos of the Year and What I’ve Learned
In today’s snapshot of the film community, I had a nice chat with the creative and talented Karin Majoka all the way from Germany. You may already know of her, but I discovered Karin when I was searching YouTube for other film photography channels to watch, and I was happy to find her work. Karin… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community- Karin Majoka