All the Beauty of the World With or Without Vision
A few days I got a heartfelt comment from a woman who told her story of coming to terms with mac degen and her plans to make sure her life goes on and goes on in a very positive fashion.
She does go on to say that she will miss ‘seeing’ the beauty of the earth and photographing what she sees. This reminded me of several people who have taken this challenge and turned it into some of the most beautiful and expressive photography I’ve ever seen. Read on about two of my favorites:
The images from Lucent Imagery capture the life lived by someone who is legally blind – I love the notes that go with the pictures – makes it seem like I’m there with her.
And then there is this article about Peter Eckert, The Blind Photographer, who took up photography after he lost his vision to Retinitis Pigmentosa at age 28. Explore his world and his award-winning photography.
There are many other photographers, both amateur and professional, who make sense of a no or low vision world through the lens of a camera.
Perhaps they see the beauty of the world though their mind’s eye. and we can all learn from that.
Note: my iPad has given me the ability to capture things that happen around my life. It’s easy to enlarge what I’m trying to photograph and there’s even a small telescopic lens and tripod, although I haven’t used those yet.