Photo Shoot Therapy
My dear friend Ruth Solis of Sol-Is Life Photography. I met Ruth way back in 2008 when she first started as a photographer with the original iteration of my current company, Bob Knight Photomarketing. After just a few days working together, we hit it off and have been friends ever since. When she first introduced me to the idea of Photo Shoot Therapy, I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to see where she was going to take this. Everyone needs an outlet of some kind and this seems like a creative way for many people. With that said, take it away Ruth!
How did you become a photographer?
I first decided to pick up a camera after I moved to Miami, FL in 2004. In my early years of photography, my focus was head shoots, weddings, and event photography. In 2007, I began to explore a therapeutic form of photography and called it “photo shoot therapy.” Today, I offer my services throughout California and Florida and am available to travel.
What is Photo Shoot Therapy?
The use of a live photography session (a photo shoot) to express the cycle of one’s emotions experienced in the past, or being experienced in the present, the resultant goal of which is the emergence of the Super Self.
How did Photo Shoot therapy begin?
In my late 20’s, I found myself experiencing deep emotion. I needed an outlet and wanted the opportunity to express myself in a free and safe environment. Picking up my camera, I shared with a close friend an idea I had: I would capture and then release my feelings through something I referred to as a “photo shoot therapy session” and my friend agreed to help. From behind the lens as observer and photographer, I carefully instructed my emotional surrogate and model on how to pose and move, with each frame representing my deepest emotions. The process was freeing and I was able to find the closure I needed.
What is the Super Self?
The Super Self refers to that inner persona considered to be one’s “ultimate” self, as defined by the individual. For example: happy, proud, accomplished, sexy, a survivor, unbreakable, strong, loving—or any combination of these or other attributes.
The aim is to use photo shoot therapy, itself a unique angle of photography, as a conduit to promote self-healing, self-awareness, relief, and empowerment of the Super Self. It is our hope that this unique experience enables individuals to connect positively with their feelings, memories, and deep-rooted emotions. Our ultimate goal is that clients discover and express their Super Self, as they define it to be.
Who is this for?
Photo shoot therapy is for anyone seeking a creative therapeutic tool that can also be used alongside with traditional therapy methods or as an independent form of self-help.
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