“This lens is my therapy.”
As a radiologist, I’m trying to find out what’s wrong with the human body. As a photographer, I’m essentially looking for what is right. That perfect arrangement of visual elements.”
“I think [radiology and photography] compliment each other quite well. One is more intellectual. The other is more emotional. I like that balance.”
“After spending lots of time outdoors, I just felt more emotionally resilient when I returned to the hospital. And I noticed that the walls of the hospital were very harsh, we weren’t really creating an environment for healing. I think it's very important to create the right environment for the mind in order for the body to heal.”
“I went to the hospital board and asked them, ‘why don’t we display images of nature?’ and they said, ‘well, Sapna, if you want to see pictures of nature up there, why don't you go get them?’ That gave me the impetus to actually look into the concept of visual therapy—what is it that makes an image appear healing?
This lens is my love story.
Anniversary trip to Negril, Jamaica
This lens embraces the weird.
This is Gourdon, and he's just one of the many funny faces captured by my faithful camera. I treasure these moments that allow me to be creative and let the weirdness out to play.
This lens captures what we cannot see.
I love taking long exposures because my lens can capture more than I can't see with my bare eyes. It collects all the light that's there and creates this beautiful image.
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Photos by Andrew Tower, Sapna Reddy, Yifei Chen, Gemma Evans, Clay Banks, Christina Gottard, and Anders Jilden