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My Journey From Photographer to Legally Blind Photographer

My love for photography began when I was a child, starting with my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic X-15, a camera I still own. By the age of 18 I became serious about photography and using my Canon FTb 35mm and Rolleicord Twin Lens Reflex camera, I began to study photography in college. Although I ended up dropping out and didn’t pursue photography as a career as I had hoped,…

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Why I’m Changing the Site Name to Kinda Blind

I registered my first domain name back in 1995. Had I known then what I knew now, I could have been a millionaire many times over by buying up domain names – back then you could buy just about any name you wanted. Over the years I’ve purchased many domain names, each attached to an idea for a site I wanted to build, or a Podcast I wanted to produce.…

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Fear and Flying – Travelling Solo and Newly Blind

If you would prefer to have this article read aloud, press the play button below: In a little more than a week, I’ll be hopping a plane to Denver for the wedding of one of my closest friends, John. When we were 18, John and I threw on our backpacks and headed off on a cross-country hitchhiking trip. We were young and fearless and craved the excitement of the road.…


How I See With Stargardt Disease

If you would prefer to have this article read aloud, press the play button below: I have a rare genetic eye disease called Stargardt Disease which has damaged my retina to the point where my visual acuity is poor enough that I am now legally blind. Many people upon learning that you’re legally blind assume that you are not able to see at all, which is far from the case…

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