From my earliest memories I have loved photography and, after being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa 14 years ago, I have wanted to capture more and more of the beauty around me before I can no longer “see.” After my children were grown, I began educating myself in photography through books and professionals and now can capture images through digital photography.
I have 7 degrees peripheral vision, and as a vision impaired photographer I have found solace while capturing the beauty that surrounds us. When my cystoid macular edema causes me to have extreme blurring in my vision I capture the small details of nature, such as a flower, sunset, or insect. In this way I can still see the details even when my vision in the field has failed me. When I am out in the field, I let the world slide away and my camera take me to places where I feel whole and invigorated. I hope that others also find the healing and solace through my work.