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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Kurt Weston

Kurt Weston, world class photographer turned blind visionary, is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from California State University, Fullerton.
Kurt, 61, was once part of what he calls “the illusion machine.” As a glamour photographer, he would jet to Europe with top makeup artists and hair stylists, transforming models to create the appearance of beauty.

His life changed in 1996, when he became legally blind from uveitis, an inflammatory condition caused from experimental medications used to treat a rare viral infection, Cytomegalovirus. The result created total blindness in his left eye and only limited peripheral vision, no central vision in his right eye.

Today, as a legally blind artist, Kurt offers alternative view and perspectives — interpreting the world as he now perceives it.

For the past several years, Kurt has been photographing micro textural landscapes. He then transmogrifies these views and re-contextualizes them to represent various aspects of the human eye and related diseases.

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