A portrait is a reflection of the self

A portrait is a reflection of the self

One of the training participants is Lars Neumann. Lars is a photographer and he works on personality in the portrait. Below I shared the link to some of his works: https://www.mylightphoto.de/mylightgallery/. Lars noticed that taking someone’s portrait is not only about photography and art but also the interpersonal development for both, the photographer and the person being photographed. Being a coach, I can add that the portrait and especially, a self-portrait is a very powerful technique in Photography in Coaching. It is especially useful in working on one’s values, identity and vision of the future. In my book I wrote that: “The portrait is an age-old topic of discussion. We’ve all had our portrait taken, in one way or another. Kings, queens, aristocrats and celebrities have all had their portrait done, like a painting or a photograph. To have one’s portrait taken often presupposes that it will be charismatic, representing a paragon or idealized vision of oneself. A person settled in their environment, within their role of wife, mother, artist, soldier or dancer. This is where I’d like to propose a different perspective on portraiture. In other words, a portrait that is a reflection of the self and helps a person understand him or herself. A portrait as a medium that allows us to look at ourselves through someone else’s eyes.” – “ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS. Photography in personal development, healing and education, Notes from a personal journey.” (Kindle edition, Amazon.com).

More about photography in coaching here …

A portrait is a reflection of the self

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people are like trees, You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

In October I am on a morning walk in the park every day. I take pictures of trees. The tree gives a sense of rest and security. It inspires me. It symbolizes life, strength, persistence and family. And the silhouettes of trees are like people. They express emotions. This leaning ‘feels’ differently than the soaring, which reaches the sky. Old massive oak raises other sensations and snow-white, slender birch the other. You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees. Man is like a tree, ingrown to the ground and crowned towards the sky. The more grounded it is, the higher it grows. I need roots – values to make the right decisions. I need a trunk – a fracture proof spine. And the entire network of relationships – the branches by which it exists. We are a combination of everything we receive from others and give to others.

people are like trees, You can tell about yourself through photographs of trees.

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ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS is a unique book on using photography in coaching and personal development. 

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS – the book available on Amazon

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS is a unique book on using photography in coaching and personal development. Hurray! My book ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS was born! It is available for Kindle on Amazon since this morning, June the 17th, 2019.

You can read about and buy the book on Amazon: LINK 2 THE BOOK ON Amazon

ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS is a unique book on using photography in coaching and personal development. 

The book received beautiful reviews from well-known and appreciated Gurus in the personal development, coaching and therapy world: Judy Weiser, Tammie Plouffe, Laurie Lawson, Julija Slaby, Inga Bielińska, Lidia Czarkowska. A subject matter review on PhotoTherapy Techniques was done by Judy Weiser, a world authority in the field. The translation has been done by Agnes Monod-Gayraud, a great writer and translator. The cover was designed by Ewa Stępien-Wyrod, an extraordinary graphic designer. Editing and production of the book for Kindle were done by Jacek Szczepanski, a true eagle-eye, a great programmer, my best Friend ever. The marketing part of the launch was done together with Katarzyna Manios, a marketing genius.

I’m being in grace and gratitude to all of those who made it happen with me, for me, for YOU!

Here you can read more about this book and see recommendations: LET’S SEE 🙂 

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Dorota Raniszewska

Warsaw, 17 June, 2019. Photo by Jacek Szczepanski

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