Doctor SpinCreativityPhotographyPhoto Set: Forest Therapy

Photo Set: Forest Therapy

Forest ther­apy is the only ther­apy I know.

And before you think it: Yes, I know. Celebrating spend­ing time in nature is such an urb­an thing to do. 

Still, I’m sure it isn’t just a con­cep­tu­al­ised hip­ster idea. 

Something drives us, my cam­era and me, back into the forest. Whatever it is, it’s more than a trend. It’s primal.

When I did my mil­it­ary ser­vice, I hated the forest. Always hungry, tired, sweat­ing, and mov­ing from one place to the next. Always cold.

As if being hungry, tired, sweat­ing, and on the move were ter­rible things. And being cold? These days, I take ice baths to feel alive.

The only inher­ently lousy con­di­tion is not surviving.

But at the time, I was too young to appre­ci­ate nat­ur­al envir­on­ments. The allure of blink­ing cit­ies brim­ming with tech­no­logy blinded me.

Forest Therapy - Rawbike
My Rawbike.

Speaking of tech­no­logy, I some­times use an elec­tric bike to get around. It allows me to cov­er more loc­a­tions in one out­ing. Maybe this is counter-pro­duct­ive, I don’t know. Perhaps?

A good friend of mine recently told me that he appre­ci­ates my pho­to­graphy. He also added that my pho­tos reminded him about the slow death before winter. 

Maybe there’s some­thing grim about my photography.

I might be nurs­ing a deep psy­cho­lo­gic­al desire to be allowed peace of mind and time for intro­spec­tion right before the end of a life lived well?

I’m prob­ably over-ana­lys­ing the psy­cho­lo­gic­al aspect (I tend to do that) of spend­ing time in the forest. If it works, it works. Simple as that, right?

Please sup­port my blog by shar­ing it with oth­er PR- and com­mu­nic­a­tion pro­fes­sion­als. For ques­tions or PR sup­port, con­tact me via jerry@​spinfactory.​com.

Jerry Silfwer
Jerry Silfwer
Jerry Silfwer, alias Doctor Spin, is an awarded senior adviser specialising in public relations and digital strategy. Currently CEO at KIX Index and Spin Factory. Before that, he worked at Kaufmann, Whispr Group, Springtime PR, and Spotlight PR. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

More Photo Sets