Blind Photographer: Pete Eckert

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Pete Eckert is an exceptional photographer, Pete Eckert is also blind. Check out how he makes his photographs after the jump. Artists Wanted focuses on his work, how he got started with his art, and his fresh, inspiring outlook on life.

Artists Wanted focuses on his work, how he started got started with his art, and his fresh, inspiring outlook on life.

www.peteeckert.com

Looking at the photo above, you can’t help but be amazed and humbled at how it was taken by someone who is blind. What makes things more interesting is the fact that Pete only took photography seriously when he was blind already. In it, he found a new medium to express himself. In his own words:

I am only a tourist in the sighted world.

Women talk about a glass ceiling. Blind folks face a glass front door. We can look into the workplace but aren’t allowed to enter. I do something else. I slip photos under the door from the world of the blind to be viewed in the light of the sighted. I view my work during the event of taking the shot in my minds eye. I “see“ each shot very clearly, only I use sound, touch, and memory. I am more of a conceptual artist than a photographer.

Here is a brief piece done by Artists Wanted focusing on Eckert’s craft. We hope you guys enjoy the video as much as we did!

| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

written by cruzron on 2010-11-18 in #news #blind #pete-eckert #news #photographer

14 Comments

  1. emilios
    emilios ·

    This is one great photographer. Well done!!A friend of my worked on a documentary called "Sight of emotion", which focuses on photography by visually impaired and blind people. Check it out. www.sightofemotion.org.uk/

  2. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    great film!

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Incredibly beautiful... And yeah the director did a stunning work, splendid video.

  4. gitarre
    gitarre ·

    i wanna meeeet him!

  5. jeson
    jeson ·

    great!

  6. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    That was amazing! So inspiring!

  7. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    he makes art for others...he cannot see his own art..that makes me feel sad ...

  8. eskimofriend
    eskimofriend ·

    WOW

  9. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    Really great! I think his work is much better than many people who can see.

  10. beni
    beni ·

    admirable, de verdad

  11. remahor
    remahor ·

    0o amazing

  12. blormore
    blormore ·

    In total awe, speechless. Thankfully I can still type this ;)

  13. ramireo
    ramireo ·

    Incredible. And the director made an amazing work too! Beautiful.

  14. metzgor
    metzgor ·

    unbelievable what this man is doing.. I'm impressed!!

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