Can Images Help You Find Love?
Do not hang paintings that depict violence or sorrow in your bedroom because it can invoke strong emotions that’ll distract you from your sleep and bedroom romance.
Instead, try to use artwork that symbolizes love, such as two lovers kissing each other, because they can influence your behavior through social proof. In other words, you’ll feel more comfortable connecting intimately when you see another couple doing the same.
~27 Feng Shui Tips to Attract Love and Improve Romance by Victor Cheung
Can Images Make You Sick?
Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, alerts of shootings, plane crashes, ISIS beheadings… news of violence and destruction may be messing with our heads.
According to some psychologists, exposure to negative and violent media may have serious and long-lasting psychological effects… The work of British psychologist Dr. Graham Davey, who specializes in the psychological effects of media violence, suggests that violent media exposure can exacerbate or contribute to the development of stress, anxiety, depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
~What Constant Exposure To Negative News Is Doing To Our Mental Health By Carolyn Gregoire – Huffington Post
Can Images Affect Your Unconscious, Emotions and Behavior?
The unconscious mind comprises mental processes that are inaccessible to consciousness but that influence judgements, feelings, or behavior (Wilson, 2002). According to Freud (1915), the unconscious mind is the primary source of human behavior.
~Unconscious Mind – Saul McLeod
While art therapy emphasizes expressing images representative of the inner world of the imagination and the unconscious mind, many of these are influenced by images we have around us.
~Art Therapy Sourcebook by Cathy A. Malchiodi, ATR, LPCC
Can Images Help You Find More Magic, Mystery or Wellness?
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead. -Albert Einstein
Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. -Neil Gaiman, Author of books such as American Gods
I’m Ry Sangalang, Fusetographer and Writer. I help people, who want to bring more magic into their lives, find it through art photography. I love to travel to other countries to capture the positive energies of sacred and special places and then fuse them together into new compositions inspired by myths and fantasy literature. Giving you a unique vision with a special energy.
In these challenging modern times you’re bombarded with violent images from the news media and generic daily images from social media. A lot of it is noise. I think it’s important to create art with the specific intent of spurring on imagination and creativity, sharing positive energy, ultimately helping you feel a sense of magic.
So, I’ve fused together photos from different countries to create surreal photo composites, I like to call myself a FuseTographer.
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A Little About Me
When I was a kid my parents fought everyday. My Dad was unemployed and beat us regularly. This was a blessing, because I learned to fight back and stand up for my beliefs.
When I turned 18 my parents kicked me out of the house. This was a blessing because I learned to be independent. I started failing school, this was a blessing because I learned how to study and focus. I had no money and so had to work three jobs, this was a blessing because I learned to manage my time and finances.
After years of being on my own, I felt accomplished, but lost and jaded. Fortunately I met my wife who introduced me to photography. This was a blessing because I discovered art photography at art shows. And I learned that art could help me experience a sense of magic and wellness. Because of that, I now want to share that same feeling and energy with the world through art photography.
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I’ve had adventures and photographed the following places:
France (Paris) Italy (Rome, Venice) Netherlands United Kingdom (London, Liverpool) Spain (Barcelona, Ibiza) Japan (Tokyo, Utsunomiya) Philippines (Manila, Pampanga, Boracay, Baguio) UAE (Dubai) Scotland (Edinburgh) Mexico (Mexico City, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana, Cabo San Lucas) Canada (Toronto) Finland (Helsinki) Sweden (Stockholm) Norway (Oslo, Voss) Denmark (Copenhagen) South Africa (Cape Town, Kruger) Zambia (Victoria Falls) Botswana (Chobe) China (Beijing, Shanghai) Thailand (Bankok, Koh Samui) Cambodia (Siem Reap) India (New Delhi, Agra, Nawalgarh, Jaipur, Mandawa) Germany (Dusseldorf) Egypt (Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan) Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) Czech Republic (Prague) Austria (Vienna)
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