285: Karen Waller - Using Photography to Process Grief
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Grief and the grieving process are an integral part of the human condition, yet so few of us have a solid grasp on how to engage in it or talk about it. I believe art and creativity can be a helpful gateway to help with this. This week on the podcast I was joined by an Australian portrait and landscape photographer who uses her background in visual arts and painting to create stunning and evocative photographs - Karen Waller. In today's show we discuss Karen's journey in photography and how she has engaged in it to help with the grieving process. On this week's episode, we discuss: Karen's journey into photography as a painter, How engaging in photography helped her through the grieving process, The driving forces behind her work, Why she is attracted to making abstract imagery, Capturing opposing themes, Revealing something new in familiar subjects, And a lot more! Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week: Join me over on Nature Photographer's Network. Support the podcast on Patreon. Here is who Karen recommended on the podcast this week: Judith Nangala Crispin. Meike Boynton. Carol Mills Naronha. Nic Duncan. David Dahlenburg. I love hearing from the podcast listeners! Reach out to me via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter if you'd like to be on the podcast or if you have an idea of a topic we can talk about. We also have an Instagram page, a Facebook Page, and a Facebook Group - so don't be shy! Did you also know we have listener after-parties on Twitter Spaces? This is a great opportunity to interact with other listeners, guests, and the host (when I can) regarding your thoughts on the episode. We also have a searchable transcript of every episode! Thanks for stopping in, collaborating with us, and listening. See you next week. P.S. you can also support the podcast by purchasing items through our B+H affiliate link.
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