I had been experimented with photography intermittently since the mid 1950s. However, if I hadn’t experienced Macular Degeneration, which takes away one’s central acute vision, meaning loss of detail, 20 years ago and legal blindness at the end of 1996, I would probably not be as involved with photography.
Not driving has resulted in more walking and this slower pace through life has allowed me more intimate contact with the world. My change in vision has changed both how I see the world and how I capture images. Since I need magnification for many tasks, I use a hand magnifier to set my camera, and mostly concentrate on framing the shot. In my images, I cherish both the deliberate and accidental beauties in nature, and enjoy the illusion, mystery, and fun.
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