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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“The Therapeutic Power of Abstraction”

The word abstraction is defined as “A small quantity containing the virtue or power of the greater,”and comes from the Latin, abtrahere, meaning “to draw out from.” The process of abstraction is implicit in the creation of both photography and art.

For example, when a photographer looks at a scene, he decides what he regards as most important in it.

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“Finding Beauty Where Least Expected”

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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“The Art of Relationship”

The art of photography is the art of relationship. I take very many pictures, and I love to do so because I love the relating.
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“I Have Beheld Many Trees”

Herodotus wrote that Xerxes on his march to Greece “came across a plane-tree of such beauty that he was moved to decorate it with golden ornaments and to appoint a guardian for it in perpetuity.”*

Well, I have beheld many such trees. I cannot decorate them – except with my emanation – but I photograph them as a tribute, and show their enshrined images to others.

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“Becoming More Than a Surgeon”

The surgeon asks me how he can incorporate photography into his practice. I tell him: Make photography your Karma Yoga, your action meditation to become one with your Soul, and so with every Soul.  In so doing you will become a healer.
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“Photography: Tripods and Aspiration”

The usual way to steady a camera is to mount it on a tripod or monopod. Another way – less conventional – is to attach to it a cord or strap which is then pulled tight, the other end being held by the foot.
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“The Tunnel Underneath Waterloo Station”

Many times I’ve gone to the disused road tunnel under Waterloo Station to photograph all the graffiti. So much there is – for it is permitted.
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