As a legally blind photographer I have overcome the challenges of producing and exhibiting my art. My limited visual acuity – total blindness in my left eye and limited peripheral vision, no central vision in my right eye – permits me to see the world like an impressionist painting.
I entered the field of contemporary art with an extensive art education –Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College and Masters of Fine Arts from California State University. Before experiencing vision loss, I worked as a professional fashion photographer in Chicago.
After feeling despair with my vision loss I learned to negotiate and use low vision magnification devices. Currently, I am using a fresh perspective with the fashion imagery I loved decades earlier. I digitally compose my images much like a composer creates music, creating visual compositions of what I imagine with my mind’s eye.