Psychology and Photography share common themes of life, hope, and trust, asking practitioner and photographer to attend to the details of Nature. In Nature, this place where I'm most content, most at home, are the stories of us; where we've been and where we long to go. The tree , the animal, the earth, tell stories of rugged determination, no matter the conditions, love and resilience, no matter the wound.
Beloved author and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, reminded us of nature's promise, a promise borrowed in psychology,"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of Nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
austen hayes, ph.d. Clinical Instructor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y.