As I explore the natural world through my camera, I find that my photography has strong parallels to my vocation as a psychotherapist. One art is aligned with the other.

As a therapist I support my clients as they navigate the vicissitudes of experience, and as a photographer I bring a similar sense of respect as I capture the astonishing variations of life and interconnectedness in the natural world.

I love looking at the familiar in new ways, and using my imagination to disrupt “normal”… to create new terrain.

In both realms, I think that using a “third eye” has the potential for sparking joy, bearing empathic witness to adversity, and perhaps even creating a deeper appreciation for the cycle of life.

— Ellen Sanford

New Terrain