Skip to comments.The Art and Heart of Blind Photographers
Posted on 05/17/2009 7:12:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono
Blind photography: the very concept sounds like an oxymoron. But an intriguing and often striking exhibition of photographs in Riverside, California, argues that it emanates from the core of contemporary art. The show "Sight Unseen," at the California Museum of Photography until Aug. 29, features everything from underwater scenes off Catalina Island, transvestites in New Orleans and Braille-enhanced black-and-whites as well as portraits, nudes, landscapes, travel shots, abstracts, collages, and everything else you might expect from a "sighted" photographer. Except the subtext and context is blindness: the photographers are legally blind, some born without sight or with limited vision, and others who have lost their vision over time. And that is why, argues the man who organized the show, they are at the very heart of art.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
One of Eckert's techniques involves using a composite body view camera mounted on a tripod. He focuses by using notches carved into the focus rail. Then, he throws his studio into total darkness, opens the shutter, and roams the space "painting" his image with light, using flashlights, candles, lasers and other devices.
I’ve been playing with long exposures and candles. Kinda abstract but neat stuff.
Now the only question is do blind photographers get frustrated the way sighted photographers get.
Would it fool anyone if the lens cap was left on?
"That ain't funny m---er f---er....Stevie Wonder is a musical genius...."
Inspiring, amazing ambience, I’ll tell Oprah of your work!
Oprah tears James Frey apart
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