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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A unique book on using photos in coaching

Books are a uniquely portable magic. I’m 4 months on Amazon!

A unique book on using photos in coaching“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King’s quote. I’m celebrating today because “ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS” has been 4 months on Amazon by now. I believe that optimism is a foundation of courage and is essential to achievement. But nothing would happen without a dream, a vision, and great support from people involved – and esp. Agnes Monod-Gayraud, Judy Weiser, and Jacek Szczepański. I’m happy and grateful.

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

It’s worth!

Enjoy and stay inspired, Dorota Raniszewska 🙂

 

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making a self-portrait

On Self-Portrait

Self-portraits are a way to look at yourself from the outside in.

The process of making a self-portrait, which includes posing and snapping the picture, is a way of getting to know yourself, to make contact, to express yourself. It’s a pursuit, examination and attempts to understand what we’re made of. It’s the beginning of a continuous internal dialog, a way to uncover your secrets and become a friend to yourself.

The most important meeting in your life – the one with yourself.

self-portrait by Do Raniszewska

10.05.2018

Excerpts from my book ONE IMAGE – MANY WORDS and from my article on Self-Portrait publish on Points of You website for Points of You

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