Symphanic (Symphanic Montage)
A group of Life Energy photographs (or Stillpoint* paintings) appearing alongside one another on a single print. The individual images work synergistically to greatly raise the Life Energy of the viewer. See examples.
See also: Life Energy Photography*
Timeline: c. 2010 to present.
Commentary: The term is taken from two Greek roots, sym – together – and phainein – to show, to shine. Although Diamond has coined the term, it is related both to symphonic (literally, sounding together) and hierophany, the manifestation of the holy (see Hierophanic Moment*). The number of images used in the print was originally nine. More recently, however, he has experimented with much greater numbers.
- Writings: “Symphany,” Beyond the Obvious, 54.