Dr. John Diamond, doctor, healer, photographer, artist, is a pioneering figure in alternative and holistic medicine. He has dedicated over thirty years to art and photography identifiable by a simple and potent beauty. He encourages not only making art that is of benefit to the viewer, but also approaching the process so that it is in itself a meditation. His artwork represents a synthesis of all aspects of his fifty plus years of experience in health, healing and the arts.
Even in the early stages of Dr. Diamond’s artistic experimentation, he searched for the most effective methods to transmit healing energy into his work, researching various painting media, tools and methods. Dr. Diamond began using pencil, but eventually found ink and paint to be more efficient in conveying the desired strength of line and providing the flow and gestural embodiment necessary for his vision. His experiments with surfaces have led him to his current focus on foamboard, clayboard, silk scrolls and screens. Parallel with his interest in painting and drawing, he has extensively explored the field of photography. His belief is that every photograph should ideally be a testimonial of mutual resonance between the photographer and the subject. Now in his mid-seventies, Dr. Diamond paints avidly in his USA and Australian studios and continues to photograph, write and teach throughout the world.
Dr. Diamond has exhibited his work and lectured on art and photography in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, Italy and Cyprus. He began in 2007 with a sold out photography exhibit and lecture at the British Council in Moscow.
Life Energy Art & Photography
The purpose of Dr. Diamond's photography is to, hopefully, establish links between the physical world and the spirit world. And through his photography, help those in anguish. Help them to See, to Feel, to Know, that there is more in the photograph; that it is an instance of Spirit.
To help in approaching the achievement of this purpose, he examines, deeply, every aspect of the process: the subject, the camera, the lens, and all the latter stages of the “digital darkroom” (the computer, the software, the printer, the ink and the paper) through to the final print, including framing and display.
Every single aspect is examined again and again to optimize the Life Energy.