27th June 2003, 02:40 PM
This has been a topic of fascination for me recently - blind photographers and blind photography.....
Anyway here's a book by a group of blind photographers - check out the cover photo! looks good!
be sure to read the writeup at the bottom....very interesting.....
27th June 2003, 02:45 PM
No offence, but if I went blind I'd be so depressed I'd probably stay home and watch TV all day.
27th June 2003, 02:47 PM
27th June 2003, 03:02 PM
I think its really amazing. Saw a documentary on it recently. On Discovery or National Geographic if i did not recall wrongly.
I feel that photography by the visually disadvantaged really brings out what I typically take for granted. For me personally, i often find myself in situations where i take a photo without much careful thinking of the subject and equally impt, its environment...: "Oh that's a pretty face", "Oh that sure looks cute", "Nice light", "Great angle". Maybe its the nature of the subjects that i take that that doesn't really allow me to stop down and think thoroughly and appreciate what's all around.
But for these photographers, they relate first with the environment: direction and intensity of light using time and feel, sounds for distance and activity, to make a guess on what the subject is doing, and how nice the picture will look...
Maybe we can all have a photo shoot where we go onto the streets blindfolded and experience for ourselves how the visda photographers feel... And for sure change the way we look towards our photography...
27th June 2003, 03:33 PM