NEW VIDEO & BLOG POST on Mark-Making, Healing & Photography
Sometimes the things that hurt us don’t leave a mark. And sometimes we wish they had. We wish there was a scar to point to when we try to explain.
This is one of the ways in which I find photography to be very therapeutic. For those times when words fail and there is nothing to point to to explain how you felt. When it was as though you were punched in the gut but it didn’t leave a mark. How do we resolve the traumas for which the healing is completely unseen? And how do we explain to others?
Although you can’t see it I’m still healing from this.
I find making images with my camera to be one of the best ways to expel invisible bruises. And the resulting photographs serve as channel markers in time. When I look back I know exactly how I felt, and I know how I’ve healed.