Beyond happiness…

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Comments (9)

    • John
      August 10, 2017 at 20:25
      You are amazing! I realised many years ago when I was in the depths of anxiety...the same thing...that it also had a profound depth and positive side...in that it gave me an insight and greater understanding of life and how other people maybe feeling. Even though I would not have chosen the experience...I was grateful for it because of that reason. I felt I was a better more rounded person for it...and that was a turning point for me. Thankyou for sharing Isabel...I am sure it will connect with many people in many ways :-)
      • Isabel
        August 11, 2017 at 04:42
        I hope it will. It is easier to accept when you love what you can do with it and that it resonates also with others. I am so glad to hear that you feel this way about your own anxiety. Thank you for sharing, John :-)
    • John
      August 10, 2017 at 21:01
      Your art is very much based on 'feeling'...feelings...and feelings are many and varied...and I admire you for expressing all of your feelings...not just the 'happy' ones ;-)
      • Isabel
        August 11, 2017 at 04:44
        It is good to find ways how to express them and maybe writing will become another one for me in addition to my photography. Thank you! :-)
    • Louis A. Sousa
      August 26, 2017 at 12:22
      Isabel, I too have used photography as a healer. I began shooting after the passing of my 12 year old daughter. Photography saved my life. For me photography is an oasis for the mind. Immersion in the process tends to cleanse or at least quell darkness....Thank you for your poignant words. L.
      • Isabel
        August 28, 2017 at 08:16
        Hi Louis, thank you so much for sharing this with me. So sorry to hear about your daughter...that must have been (probably still is) so hard. I am glad to hear that photography helped you to reduce that darkness - it helped me after my mum died and it is actually because of her inheritance that I bought my first "real camera". So I memorise her in a way in each picture I make. It is a reminder that life goes on and that we owe it to those who cannot be with us anymore to celebrate it every day. Sending a warm hug! Isabel :-)
        • Louis A. Sousa
          September 3, 2017 at 16:56
          Thank you Isabel. Your images are wonderful inspiration on many levels....L.
    • August 30, 2017 at 15:35
      Dear Isabel, There is a proverb (Swedish, I think) that says, "Shared joy is double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow." Sharing is one of the ways in which we continue to heal. And even though it feels scary to allow ourselves to be so vulnerable, there is incredible strength in that. My work is influenced by the many losses that I have known in my life, including the loss of my son 9 years ago when he was 18 years old. My memories and dreams also come into play, and they tend to become the more ethereal elements in my work. Photography is one of the main things that has helped me to heal. You are right that light needs darkness and darkness also needs light. I so love your work and the more I get to know who you are, the stronger the connection I feel to your photos and to you. Sending love to you.
      • Isabel
        August 30, 2017 at 18:51
        Dear Anne, thank you so much for your kindness and honesty. It touches my heart. I am so sorry to hear that you lost your son so young. As you say those losses and memories become part of our art and in a way they create us and reshape us. I love your work and how you include all those aspects of yourself and your life. So glad to get to know you - and I feel the connection as well! Big hug! Isabel

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