Blind Photographer


“You don’t need sight to see, you need vision“

“I strongly believe that Disability doesn’t have to mean inability or lack of creative talent!” 

I used to enjoy photography when I was fully sighted, taking and developing photos in my Dad’s darkroom, When I lost most my sight 15 years ago I thought this would put a stop to my hobby but I have learned that my camera can act as my eyes allowing me to see what my own eyes will not. 

Thank you so much for taking an interest and i hope you enjoy the photos! 😀

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40 Responses to “Blind Photographer”

  1. These are incredible. I will definitely be following you. (Romans 12:1&2 were my baptism verses 🙂 )

    • Wow thanks, These verses are really powerful and are really helping me transform from the worldly man into someone new. Thanks for stopping by. God bless. 🙂

  2. They are amazing! You must feel the shot with a sixth sense! Inspiring!

  3. Amazing! But it seems that noone has asked how you do it?? How do you do it?

    • Hi! Thank you for the interest, i find it hard to explain this mysterious gift God has given me, but i will have a go.

      When i am walking around i can only say that i get a “God prompt” and i stop and take some photos. It is only when i get home and i struggle but persevere with massive amounts of screen zoom on my 27″ iMac, using a combination of zoom with Voiceover screenreader i sit with my face almost touching the screen, then i try and do simple edits to my photos (cropping and Black & white effects as i am colour blind too etc..)

      After a long session of cropping etc do i then surprise myself that i sometimes have a decent photo! lol.

      I have no central vision at all which means i can’t see enough to read print and everything in front of me disappears including people! lol, i have slight tunnel vision too and the remaining bit of sight i have left is really really blurry!

      I really don’t know why i get some of the composition or lines right as i have had no training or done any courses. I am truly as surprised as you!! 😀

      Its almost impossible to describe what i see but i hope this helps you understand a little more. Please keep asking questions about anything! I love answering them, even tricky ones like this! lol

      • That’s amazing. And I feel like it’s such a gift that you give these photos to people when you can’t even see them for yourself. Looking forward for you to the time when either on earth or in glory God WILL restore your sight, and even praying a small and slightly obscure prayer that somehow, one day, He will enable you to see all of these photos that you’ve taken 🙂

  4. You liked a post on my blog and I am glad you did, because it led me here, Your story is incredible, I do not share the same beliefs but to me that fact matters very little, what is important is you found faith, a beautiful woman inside and out, and hope when you thought you had none, and to do these photos shows an amazing amount of talent, So I just thought I would let you know and thanks for stopping by
    Domesticated Breakdown as well

    • Wow, thanks so much for this lovely comment. Its great to see you here and i hope you continue to enjoy my blog.
      Your blog is fantastic and its great to be able to inspire each other! 🙂

  5. Absolutely breathtaking photographs Steve and thank you for the lovely visit and comment on my blog today. It compelled me to come and visit yours and what a surprise indeed! It’s wonderful to see your lovely photo’s and I am very sorry about the disability but it sure doesn’t stop you or Sarah doing what you love to do and it’s really heart-warming to see. Thanks for sharing and keep on doing what you do so well. 😀

    • Wow, Thanks Sonel for this lovely comment and for spending time to look around this blog.
      Its great to see you here and i hope you can continue to enjoy! 🙂

  6. Wow – these photos are amazing!

  7. Reading this helps other realise the sheer effort you put it into your photography – it shows too. You are evidently inspired!

    • Awwww thanks so much! Yeah it does take quite a lot of time, but i enjoy it! 🙂
      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog! Its great to see you here! 😀

  8. Hi Steve, your ‘like’ in my blog post led me here.

    I’ve met quite a few blind or visually impaired persons, some inspire the world with their own talents. But you’re a perfect example that they could never dream of: becoming a photographer. For the generous effort you put into taking and editing each image, you put those ‘normal’ but lack-of-motivation photographers into shame. Thank you for sharing your work and story.

    Greetings from Indonesia 🙂

    • Wow, what an amazing comment! Thanks so much for inspiring me to carry on with this great encouragement!
      It really means a lot when people like and enjoy my photos!
      I’m looking forwards to spending more time on your blog! 😀

  9. Your photos are beautiful- such a God-given gift! I especially love the fantastic ones of Bruce 🙂 Stumbled upon your blog today and your testimony is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing it. God is indeed awesome.

    • Wow, thanks so much for taking precious time and reading God’s story of my life.
      I miss Bruce lots but love the fact that he can still make people smile! 🙂 It means a lot to me when people enjoy my photos and you’ve encouraged me today!
      Thanks again for stopping by, its great to see you here!
      God bless you.

  10. you are proof all things come from God. All creativity is HIS!

  11. Wow! Such wonderful images!

  12. Wow, beautiful. God bless you for continuing to use your gift.

  13. I was reading other comments and was going to ask ‘how’ as well… because those photos are incredible … not just the quality but the ‘content’ …. ‘Now I know how”…. Diane

    • Thanks Diane! I can’t state enough how much your comments and encouragement lifts me and keeps me inspired!
      It’s so hard for me to explain how i take photos and also edit them, but i’m pleased my earlier comment helped you picture it! 🙂

  14. This is remarkable work Steve. Absolutely fantastic. I wish I saw them earlier.

    Happy Easter.

  15. Simply amazing photos to match an amazing testimony of God’s grace & goodness!

    • Sheila, thanks so much, it’s such a blessing to me to have so many people spending time to browse my photos and leave such positive, loving & encouraging comments, God bless. 🙂

  16. Wow Steve…amazing…images….you inspire me…

  17. These are amazing. Thanks for the sheer quality of the photos, as well as the inspiration of your unique gift in taking them. We all need the kind of sight you are expressing in seeing through limitations in this way.

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