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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“Leaving a Little for the Viewer”

I used to finalize all my paintings, stopping when they appeared to be balanced.
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“Portrait Photography and Intimacy”

Portraits, I believe, should be up-close and personal. Hence my use of a short tele lens which shows the face – and especially the eyes, the windows of the subject's Soul. (And they should show the whole head, for cutting off the subject's head actuates in our unconscious the feeling that the person has been the victim of an attack.)
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“My Work: To Reveal the Ordinary as Instances”

I have long felt very close to the poetry of Po Chu’i (778-846), the most popular poet of the T’ang dynasty, the great age of Chinese poetry. Burton Watson writes of his “rapt appreciation of the ordinary,” which profoundly influenced not only the poets of China but also of Korea and Japan – including, I believe, the haiku poets.
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“Photographing the Apparently Disordered”

We can photograph the “ordered woods and gardens” – as most do. I much prefer the apparently disordered – the rust, the “junk.” And, hopefully, through it the Higher Order.
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“With Every Photograph I Should Feel Love”

All that matters is love. With every photograph I should feel loved and give it.
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“My Intention When Photographing”

The subject-matter of a photograph doesn't matter, for every one is an instance of God. My role is to make this Basic Truth obvious.
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“(Most of the time) I Love People”

(Most of the time) I love people, that's why I photograph them.
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