Jan Ekin - ODE TO MEMORY LANE
Lens Magazine|July 2020
Jan Ekin - ODE TO MEMORY LANE
ON SEEING. OR NOT...

Jan Ekin

I am legally blind, but the term being blind encompasses many degrees of non-sight, from total to severely limited. I have very limited vision and scan the world in segments to see what's around me.

I am relatively new to photography, about 15 years or so. Not having full vision probably prevented me from getting into photography sooner. Mistakenly, I thought if I could not see the entire world around me, how could I possibly photograph it.

One day I picked up one of my husband's cameras and began to take pictures as we traveled to different places. It took a while for me to overcome my technical intimidation and realize that using a camera was not that difficult, after all. Encouraged by this, I joined the local camera club and admired the works of many friends I got to meet. I pulled up enough courage to enter the competitions in due time and was pleasantly surprised when I won high scores, even prizes.

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July 2020