In a flash, in one instantaneous moment, who we are can be captured and conveyed. Our vital essence, our humanity, is right there for all to see but rarely do we see it. We're so busy looking at other things. Our senses are overloaded. It's impossible to process it all.
But a photograph still has the power to jar us into paying attention. A photograph can stop time. A still image can do what no other other medium can - it can force us to see, to pay attention. A photograph can move us to feel.
Every person has a story. And every person has a struggle. When we relate to those things we find common ground. We feel each other. We feel ourselves in each other. My goal is nothing less than this. I want you, the viewer of the photograph, to feel what I feel, what I felt in the moment the photo was taken and still feel long after the shutter is closed.
I am your proxy. Your emissary. And it's my goal to bring you the good news of the world, to show you people, glorious, glowing, living, beautifu...
We need more listeners like Diana Halfmann. More ears. More hearts open to the suffering of the world. We need more mindfulness. We need to look into each other's eyes with compassion. This is an ODE to Diana, a compassionate heart and therapist who's making a difference.