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In psychology, the empty chair technique is used in counseling sessions to help a patient open up and recreate emotions about circumstances in their current life. The patient sits across an empty chair and imagines the chair is used by a person in their life or a past version of themselves.

This allows them to reveal their emotions without actually hurting the feelings of the person they are talking to. After that, the patient sits in the empty chair and responds to himself as the other person.

A psychologist or therapist can use this technique to help release cropped up feelings in a patient.

This contest is all about that empty chair. Try to take a photo of a chair that goes beyond the actual chair. Take a photo of a chair that captures emotion and tells a story. If there is a backstory, please also include it in a reply to your photo.

An example can be found in the winner of this photo contest in 2018 on Pxleyes:

By kyricom
— By kyricom —

All the entries in this contest can be found here.

The rules are simple:

  • There can be only 1 chair in the photo
  • There can't be any animals or people in the photo
  • The chair must be at least 50% visible
  • Chair types can be any chair listed in this chart provided by 7esl.com:
Types of chairs
— Types of chairs —

Good luck!

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By Teecee
By Zizounai
By Teecee
By kyricom
By kyricom
By Madder
By Zizounai
By kyricom
By Zizounai
By Wayne-Cheah
By Wayne-Cheah
By zerocool
By Diamite

Teecee Explorer — Level 12 says:

Rank: 1 out of 13 (29 points)


Hand carved for anyone who wants to sit there

T2i 50mm Canon Stock lens

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

It looks so random, so many distinctive features... great capture with the light reflections on the wood

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

Congratulations with first place teecee

6 days ago
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Teecee Explorer — Level 12 says:

Nice :) Thank you!!!!

6 days ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

Rank: 2 out of 13 (28 points)

2 weeks ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

Old bench - Savoy - Panasonic DC-GX9

2 weeks ago
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Wayne-Cheah Beginner — Level 9 says:

If only this old bench could talk.

2 weeks ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

Never has a bench been sat on by so many

1 week ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

Thanks for your comment, Ieat. This bench is located near a mountain lake in a narrow path. It never saw any crowd, only tired trekkers or lonely lovers! Now it is so full of moss that only people already dressed in green would dare sitting on it ;-)

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

Congratulations with second place Zizounai!

6 days ago
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Teecee Explorer — Level 12 says:

Rank: 3 out of 13 (26 points)


Bench, shadows, and Iris - T2i 18-250

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

That is so cute, it took me a while to spot the bench :D

1 week ago
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Teecee Explorer — Level 12 says:

Subtle isn’t it? Lots of interesting shadows in the back yard thanks fir your comment

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

Congratulations with third place Teecee!

6 days ago
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Teecee Explorer — Level 12 says:

Thank you IEatRawEggs :)

6 days ago
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kyricom Explorer — Level 11 says:

Rank: 5 out of 13 (25 points)

Handmade - taken on a Pentax K-3

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

This picture made me hear the wood squeak all the way to Europe

1 week ago
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kyricom Explorer — Level 11 says:

Rank: 4 out of 13 (22 points)

Left the Book - taken on a Pentax K-3

1 week ago
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Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Explorer — Level 12 says:

Oh gosh this looks so Canadian. It reminds me of home...is that a Peter Harkness duck carving?

1 week ago
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Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Explorer — Level 12 says:

oooops I mean Jim Harkness.

1 week ago
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kyricom Explorer — Level 11 says:

It's not Canadian, but we are in upstate New York. I have no idea who did the duck. My sons gave it to me for my birthday many years ago.

1 week ago
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Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Explorer — Level 12 says:

in response to kyricom

ahhh haaa .....almost Canadian!

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

What an odd design for a chair, but great capture

1 week ago
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Madder Beginner — Level 5 says:

Rank: 6 out of 13 (19 points)


In the Cathedral - Canon Powershot G10

1 week ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

Rank: 7 out of 13 (18 points)

2 weeks ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

Her Majesty's - Salbertino, Italy - Panasonic DC-GX9

2 weeks ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

Zizounai's throne

1 week ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

Thanks, I'm honoured :-D

1 week ago
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kyricom Explorer — Level 11 says:

Rank: 8 out of 13 (18 points)

Old Chair - taken on a Pentax K-3

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

Vintage

1 week ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

Rank: 9 out of 13 (14 points)

2 weeks ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

Lonely, in the backyard - Nantes, France - Panasonic DC-GX9

2 weeks ago
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maue910 Pupil — Level 16 says:

Vintage!

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

That doesn't look very stable. Would NOT sit on that

1 week ago
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Zizounai Beginner — Level 9 says:

My son's garden. I'll tell him. He might invite you :-D

1 week ago
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Wayne-Cheah Beginner — Level 9 says:

Rank: 10 out of 13 (14 points)

2 weeks ago
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Wayne-Cheah Beginner — Level 9 says:

Hot Seat

2 weeks ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

Perfectly blends in

1 week ago
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Wayne-Cheah Beginner — Level 9 says:

Rank: 11 out of 13 (13 points)

2 weeks ago
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Olga-Leskiw-Suzuki Explorer — Level 12 says:

I like the story behind this photo, one could imagine a great narrative.

1 week ago
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Wayne-Cheah Beginner — Level 9 says:

Yes, a "window to the World" could have many points of view.

1 week ago
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Wayne-Cheah Beginner — Level 9 says:

Lockdown

2 weeks ago
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maue910 Pupil — Level 16 says:

Missed the person use to set on me.

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

Such a magnificent place to read a good book

1 week ago
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zerocool Pupil — Level 16 says:

Rank: 12 out of 13 (11 points)



St. John's harbour, Newfoundland 🇨🇦

Taken with Google Pixel 4a

1 week ago
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IEatRawEggs Pupil — Level 15 says:

A unique take on the subject, but rules state only 1 chair can be in the picture :(

1 week ago
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zerocool Pupil — Level 16 says:

I thought they need to be empty. Did not figure out they have to be single. Well, ok. Next time, I'll read better.

1 week ago
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Diamite Beginner — Level 8 says:

Rank: 13 out of 13 (4 points)

2 weeks ago
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