through the lens

September 3 | 2017

back in the day when I was in design school, photography was one of the few things I thought I would never be able to do. I eventually skipped the class and the topic was off the table.

fast forward to now: On a sunny day while walking around town, I decided to give it shot at least once. It was quite awkward, since I had no idea what I was doing, nor could I really see the object through the viewfinder or even the display. My only orientation point was the color, which ever since has helped me to somehow set the focus. Surprisingly enough, I was quite stunned by the results after I imported the images to my computer. What was even more stunning, was the fact that some people assumed that I must have been doing photography for quite a while. I got asked plenty of “technical” questions to which I had no answers, I even had no clue what type of camera I was using.

I decided to give it a few more tries, and eventually I discovered another perk that I never had seen: As much as I couldn’t see what picture I was taking, the picture itself showed me what was on it. I discovered that I could capture things up close that would otherwise be out of reach, physically and visually. The camera became some sort of an eye extension, surprising me with new details and perspectives.

There’s is still a lot more to discover. If you would like to join me on this journey, make sure to follow me on instagram.

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