One photo is a whole story – a conversation with Tina Ruisinger

With my heart full of gratitude I’m showing a recent conversation with Tina Ruisinger, an artist and photographer, who just completed the ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS. Photography in Coaching Course. Tina develops her practice of Photography in Palliative Care in Zurich. Our sessions were unforgettable.

These are some of Tina’s thoughts:

“A big power of photography is to keep people alive… In my heart, I still have them with me…. I can see a moment of joy when looking at the old pictures.”

“All people we meet in our lives influenced us. “Influences” – this could be a title of a family photo album as well.”

“You open an old photo album and you have all your friends with you. And you see who you became. I’m grateful. At my home, I have a lot of photographs of my friends and family members and it gives me a good feeling… it triggers many moments, times spent together. …”

I asked Tina about what was important in this course on photography in coaching:

“To realize what a photograph can really do.”

“We stopped time. We focused on a few pictures, on the essence, one image only. It was an eye-opener. A beautiful journey. Talking about things that nobody ever asks me. Today when we have thousands of photos, we talked about only one. A beautiful reduction.”

“And your questions that are so simple.”

“I learnt through you the importance of listening and asking.”

“And how important it is to focus on just one image, ask a simple question and really listen….”

Tina’s message to the people: “Trust yourself, don’t make too big steps, look at each other, trust each other, human connections are precious.”

Warsaw, Zurich, 19.08.2020

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