• Pier photo by Sam Tench
  • The pier photo by Sam Tench
  • Flinders Street Station photo by Sam Tench
  • Determination photo by Sam Tench
  • Contemplation by Sam Tench
  • Inspired by Sam Tench
  • Alluring by Sam Tench

Do you have an eating disorder? You're not alone.

I’m Sam and I’ve lived with Eating Disorders since childhood.

A stream of food and body issues have pursued me from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood, consuming and tearing me apart. Following endless searching for that magic fix (which doesn’t exist!), a gift of a camera, along with essential medical intervention, became a catalyst for recovery.

If you are experiencing eating disorder thoughts or behaviours, this site is for you. Recovery doesn’t look the same for everyone and finding something that you are passionate about will help you find your true healthy self. You just need to be open and willing to try. I invite you to come along and discover how photography is helping me to discover the joy of living a life without ED.


The release of the Picture Healer signifies my big step in rebelling against the eating disorder’s demands to destroy myself. I am taking the power back from ED, taking it firmly in my hands and taking one step forward at a time. This is my decision, my journey, and I invite you to join me as I explore this path to freedom.