Matt Payne Photography Blog: Using Photography To Process Grief

October 3, 2022  |  Australia

Grief and the grieving process are an integral part of the human condition, yet so few of us have a solid grasp on how to engage in it or talk about it. I believe art and creativity can be a helpful gateway to help with this.

This week on the podcast I was joined by an Australian portrait and landscape photographer who uses her background in visual arts and painting to create stunning and evocative photographs - Karen Waller. In today's show we discuss Karen's journey in photography and how she has engaged in it to help with the grieving process.

On this week's episode, we discuss:

  • Karen's journey into photography as a painter,
  • How engaging in photography helped her through the grieving process,
  • The driving forces behind her work,
  • Why she is attracted to making abstract imagery,
  • Capturing opposing themes,
  • Revealing something new in familiar subjects,
  • And a lot more!

Other topics/links discussed on the podcast this week:

Here is who Karen recommended on the podcast this week:

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Scroll down to see more of Karen's excellent work!

Headshot, Karen Waller, Sam Osterg