Transformation Talk with Vivienne McMaster

Welcome to Transformation Talk. Every Thursday for a year, starting in September 2012, I’ll post an interview with someone who is a force for good in the world. These men and women have either deepened their passion or found their calling after experiencing a loss, trauma or diagnosis.

I want to broaden the conversation around grief and its transformative power. My hope is that in their words you’ll find echoes of your story. In their inspired actions, you’ll see yourself and your immense possibility.

*Special Request: The technology of Skype is amazing and imperfect. Please listen with your heart and forgive the occasional blips on the screen.

Today’s interview is with Vivienne McMaster, who uses photography, specifically self-portraiture, to help people fall in love with themselves. It was in her life-altering Be Your Own Beloved course this past February that I took many of the photos I’ve used in my blog posts recently. She talks about how finding photography brought her out of a time of deep grief and depression, and led her to the beautiful work she does today.

Running time is 21 minutes. Bio and link to download audio version are below. If you’re getting this via email, click through the title to watch the video.

Right-click or control-click here to download the audio version.

Vivienne McMaster is a Vancouver based Photographer with a big heart and a spirit of playfulness.  She leads workshops and online classes inviting people to cultivate self-love through self-portraiture.  Having found her way back to herself after a rough patch through the magic of photography, she believes that self-portraiture and creative exploration can save our lives.  She shares her colourful visual stories over at her website

You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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