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Becky
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Becky
Mourning / Becky's emotions whirled after the recent death of her husband, and she voiced them: from profound loss, to their shared experiences, to her determination and plans to move on...........................................................(IF THERE IS NO ARROW AT RIGHT OF THIS IMAGE, PLEASE WAIT FOR IT TO APPEAR THEN CLICK ON IT).
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Porter
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Porter
Lamenting/Porter's reaction to this image: "Even though I was quite uncomfortable at that moment, touching my face to alleviate the bright lights and noise, my reaction was that I looked really beautiful. Such a beautiful thing, at that moment, and I didn't even know it."
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Naoshi
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Naoshi
Composing /Naoshi's reaction to this image: "I came to this island trying to leave all behind, to restudy many things I was thinking wrong."
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Uh'i
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Uh'i
Summoning the Hawai'ian ancestors
© 2013 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
DeeDee
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DeeDee
Accepting /A glove came off during our session, apparently for the first time in public, revealing a finger partly amputated from a recent traffic accident.
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Stephen
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Stephen
Oscillating /Stephen's reaction to his image; "This picture perfectly captures the inner and outer me in the moment, happy and sad."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Shruthi
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Shruthi
Awakening/Shruthi's reaction to this image of her: "Eyes fade into mouth. A glance back to the time before the moment in which I wake. I look out, curly vines sprouting from my head. I feel the yawn of the earth."
© 2001 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Susie
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Susie
Hoping/Susie's reaction to this image: "I felt it very easy, through talking, to show my emotions. Thanks for letting it all loose! Not only art but therapy. I seem to be looking up with hope and wonder."
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Shruthi
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Shruthi
Envisioning/Shruthi's reaction to this image of her: "Touching heart, touching thyroid, touching mouth. From the bowels of my history and my viscera. Breath enters. Vision ensues. My skin is informative as well as reactive. In the moment that I allow for awareness of my fears, and their root cause, I also allow for their transformation. Knowing the question is solving the problem."
© 2001 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Mio
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Mio
Sinking/Mio went from contemplation to a kind of despair.
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Tess
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Tess
Philosophizing/Tess's reaction to this image: "Yes, no i don't know. But i'm willing to inhabit that space of i don't know. That space in between, that willingness to live the question and call it what it is. Step in, step up, yes, no , maybe- let's hold off until we know what truth is... enough bones and structure to stand firm in the 'i don't know.'"
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Adella
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Adella
Panicking/Adella's reaction to this image: "I look very spiritual, calm and meditative." One visitor tucked in this note: Faith-Energy-Connection. Another: I don't think she looks calm at all, more like she's been hurt and confused. There's something else too, hidden behind the pain that overcomes. It is beautiful. Another wrote: Stressed, it looks like she's searching for something that isn't there. I like it. Another wrote: No pretense, natural and wise. Another saw: Primal scream, fear, frantic.
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Luke
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Luke
Meditating/Luke took himself into an inner world while out in nature.
© 2003 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Jane 1
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Jane 1
Revealing/Janeís Statement: "A trilogy of pictures from my session personifies the balancing of light and dark forces in me. Iíve spent much of my life dwelling on the light side, denying I even had a dark side to my being. Heavily influenced by twelve years of parochial school, I strove to be ďsaint-likeĒ. But that was a mask."
© 1998 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Doug
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Doug
Descending /This damaged warrior---a war veteran---reflects on his experiences.
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Nancy
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Nancy
Imagining/Nancy's reaction to this image: "I know that when my spirit comes out, I look great. But what lies beneath the image we present to the world?"
© 1996 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Ariel
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Ariel
Attuning /Ariel's reaction to this image: "The eye looking upward reminds me of a wolf. I have always felt attuned to wolves--their strong sense of family, dominance, pride, respect--and I'm so pleased to see it come through. The face looking downwards reminds me of the subdued humanity in me. It makes me feel satisfied."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Laurie
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Laurie
Guarding/Laurie's reaction to this image: "I see a woman somnolent but very much alive. She seems to be in the process of assimilating, while simultaneously and contentedly leaving something behind. Difficult historical stereotyping and proscribed expectations of former female heredities are allied here."
© 2002 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Angelina
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Angelina
Questioning/Angelina at age five shows an intuitive wisdom. A gallery visitor tucked in this note: Beauty, wisdom, purity, innocence. Ready for the adventure ahead. Mahalo. Another wrote: She's such a cutie. It's like she has the mind of an adult. I love it! Another visitor thought she resembled a Balinese dancer. And another captioned: Huuummm...should I or shouldn't I?
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Jane 2
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Jane 2
Reminiscing/Janeís Statement: "A trilogy of pictures from my session personifies the balancing of light and dark forces in me. Iíve spent much of my life dwelling on the light side, denying I even had a dark side to my being. Heavily influenced by twelve years of parochial school, I strove to be ďsaint-likeĒ. But that was a mask."
© 1998 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Natalia
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Natalia
Despairing/Natalia's reaction to this image: "I'm fed up with that era of my life, where I wasn't being me."
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Nick
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Nick
Knowing/Nick's reaction to this image: "The eyes have it. Multiple visions still have a focus on and with the eyes. My nose shows movement and a new sense of perimeter. Perhaps the image needs the comfort of containment."
© 2002 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Yumi
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Yumi
Regretting/Yumi's reaction to this image: "Serenity and sadness. I'm sorry to say that I never feel a strong connection to this island. There is something that does not agree with my psyche here. Sorry."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Joshua
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Joshua
Juggling/Josh can easily release anger and just as easily move into contemplation.
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Yisa 2
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Yisa 2
Yisa wrote: "I thought of so many subjects, both happy and sad.† The first few rounds of photos captured a person I didnít recognize.† There was a sadness in my eyes that I connected with, yet didnít realize was so prominent.† The hardships I have faced lately read in my expression and my movement."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Yisa 1
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Yisa 1
Yisa wrote: "We entered a small room where I quietly sat on a stool.† Mr. Manheim stood at the other end of the room and asked me to simply take time to focus on all the chaos that I hear in my head; the stresses, frustrations and happiness in my life."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Yisa 3
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Yisa 3
Yisa wrote: "Something about the building of the exposures pieces together a story of the true self.† It was not only cathartic, it also helped me to become more aware of the emotions in my own life and how I react to them, not on the surface, but to the core. †The session took an hour, but the experience will last a lifetime."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Raven 1
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Raven 1
Delighting/Raven's reaction to this image: "This island is my divine training ground, land of lessons in love and in life. I came here on a whimsical twist of fate:disaster turned to blessing turned to tearing apart every fiber of the fabric of my so-called "self" and re-creating me entirely."
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Raven 2
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Raven 2
Reflecting/Raven's reaction to this image: "Stretching wings, rising from the ashes, phoenix looking skyward, returning to source."
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Raven 3
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Raven 3
Raven wrote: I was once told that this place, this edge of creation where the earth births itself in red-hot fiery passion, raw and untamed, is the land of warriors and wizards. For me, at least, it has required a fierce spirit, a little magic, and a lot of grace to remain here, living on an active volcano."
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kit 1
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Kit 1
Kit in 2011 was that rare 16-year-old, whose manner caused many people to think she was in her twenties. But her inner self harbored not only typical teen angst but also a difficult life belied by her inherited good looks.
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kit 2
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Kit 2
What I found, in editing the session with Kit, was a depth of intuitive spontaneity.
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kit 3
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Kit 3
Kit had experienced much in her 16 years and exhibited an uncanny ability to release that teenage consciousness for my camera.
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Maya-Rose 1
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Maya-Rose 1
Recoiling/Maya-Rose's reaction to inner thoughts."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kit 4
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Kit 4
Stressing/Kit's reaction to this image: "I feel as though I am saying/stressing, "oh, really now? Yeah, right" My sarcastic, dry wit expressed with my most loved expression."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Maya-Rose 2
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Maya-Rose 2
Maya-Rose's reaction to viewing her expressions: "It makes me joyful."
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kimo 2
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Kimo 2
A traditional hula practitioner, Kimo goes deeply into spirit through chanting and dance, in connecting with his ancestors.
© 2012 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Magic
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Magic
Pondering/Magic's reaction to this image: "Our consciousness really does appear like frames in a movie. The face expresses those different frames. You learn to ride that aspect of being, if you gain an awareness of it. Thatís what I was doing, as you were photographing me."
© 2010 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kimo 3
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Kimo 3
A traditional hula practitioner, Kimo goes deeply into spirit through chanting and dance, in connecting with his ancestors.
© 2012 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kahea
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Kahea
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kimo 4
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Kimo 4
A traditional hula practitioner, Kimo goes deeply into spirit through chanting and dance, in connecting with his ancestors.
© 2012 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.
Kori
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Kori
© 2011 Michael Philip Manheim, All Rights Reserved.

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