What We don’t See
My interest stems from differences in sensory perception. Sighted people are often unaffected by some visual aspects of their world. Using photography, I try to expose this paradox by illuminating the spaces in which blind people live and work. The emphasis is on exploring shifting perceptions of physical space - looking at the common differently. It is a misconception that visually impaired people are unable to conjure mental images. Even entirely blind people have visual experiences that are totally imagined and different from the real. Likewise photography also brings distortion to reality and the visual world to create a fantasy-like realm.