Blind Photography


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Red Dawn

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Hi

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!

http://photojpn.org/books/theme/mienai.html

be sure to read the writeup at the bottom....very interesting.....
 

ivor

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I admire their courage and determination to live their life to the fullness.
 

tert

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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... ;)
 

munfai

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Originally posted by StreetShooter
No offence, but if I went blind I'd be so depressed I'd probably stay home and watch TV all day.
:bsmilie: :bsmilie: :bsmilie:
 

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