Magazine article Psychology Today

Seeing through Self-Criticism

Magazine article Psychology Today

Seeing through Self-Criticism

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"Even before I got to the studio, I was prepared to do battle with that jar," says New York City-based portrait photographer Nathaniel Welch, who captured the essence of this issue's cover story ("Silence Your Inner Critic"). The challenge: How to visualize the psychological power of finally quieting that nagging voice. Welch and PT creative director Ed Levine arrived at the idea of a person in a sealed jar to represent the now-stifled "inner critic," whose relentless critique can no longer hold an individual captive.

Given the scarcity of human-size jars, model and bottle were photographed separately and united in a composite. Welch first photographed a standard jar with a small wooden model inside to gauge how a person within would be distorted by the glass. "To my surprise, it really wasn't much," he found. But glass itself is notoriously hard to shoot, he says. …

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