Life Energy Photography

Dr. Diamond is a pioneer in using art for healing. Over a period of more than fifty years, he has developed a remarkable approach to maximize its effects which he calls Life Energy Photography.
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Videos: Photography for Healing Series

Short, informal talks, revealing different facets of Dr. Diamond's unique approach to using photography for healing.
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To purchase Life Energy Photography prints

To view and purchase prints of therapeutic photographs created by Dr. Diamond, please click here.

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“My Best Teaching”

In London I've taken many, many, photographs. The ones I loved most – felt most inspired by – were bits of brick, the wheel of a bike, decayed posters and paint. Rubbish and rubble.
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“A Name for My Artwork”

I have been looking for a word to use for all my pictorial endeavors: painting, photography, and the placing – or throwing – of objects to then be photographed. I cannot find one in English. So I am led to the Chinese shih hua.
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“At the Supermarket”

Outside the supermarket I was immediately attracted to – by – some wondrous patterns on a white traffic line. Of course, I started to photograph them.
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“What Could Be More Extra-Ordinary?”

What could be more Extra-Ordinary?
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“Tendaifying the Twig”

A new word: Tendaify. The Japanese Buddhist sect of Tendai that originated in China as T’ien-tai, was brought to Japan by Saicho (767-822). Its central thesis is “the notion that the absolute is inherent in all phenomena, and that each separate phenomenon is but one manifestation of an unchanging reality.”
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“Every Photo an Affirmation of Her”

The old Afghan photographer accosted me outside the camera store. Gripping my arm – he seemed like the Ancient Mariner – “Photography is Light!,” quoth he.
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“Seeking the Buddhahood of the Subject”

Saicho (766-822), the Japanese founder of the Tendai school, taught of the Buddhahood of all phenomena. Whenever I photograph, I seek the Buddhahood of the subject, whatever it may appear to be.
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