Photography as Therapy

A few months back, I asked a dear lady friend, what, in life, she struggled most with?

She quickly answered back…….”everything”


Most of us wayfaring pilgrims, who walk along these planet shores, naked and afraid, if we were honest with ourselves, deep down inside, feel just like my friend.

We seem to struggle with everything-self esteem, self-identity, partnerships, romance, health, business, friendships, children, financial security and the list goes on.

In my own universe, I find myself straddling the never-ending continuum of “everything” to “nothing”.

Each day brings new challenges and reasons to be grateful for life and change and transformation.

Life is a beautiful mess. It’s okay. It is supposed to be like this.

We, as homo sapiens, are born into evolutionary and revolutionary struggles. It is our destiny.

Looking back, if I didn’t have my beloved photography to lean on, my life would likely be more chaotic and frenzied than it is.

Thankfully, photography has been and continues to be….therapy.

Photography has been more than just a hobby or a profession for me. It has been a way of healing, exploring, and expressing myself. Through photography, I have been able to cope with difficult emotions, find beauty in the mundane and connect with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Photography has helped me to discover new aspects of myself and the world around me. It has challenged me to step out of my comfort zone, experiment with different styles and techniques, and capture moments that are meaningful and authentic.

Photography has also given me a voice, a way of sharing my perspective and my story with others.

Photography is not only a form of art but also a form of therapy. It has taught me to be more mindful, more grateful, and more compassionate. It has enriched my life in ways that I could not have imagined. Photography is my passion, my purpose and my joy.



Jack Hollingsworth