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Blind Visual Artist Pete Eckert Makes Photographs Without Seeing

Pete Eckert didn’t start out too seriously in photography. Trained in sculpture and industrial design, he was working as a carpenter when one day a doctor diagnosed him with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye condition that leads to permanent blindness. He eventually discovered photography and has been doing amazing work since. The beautifully made video above sheds light on how he goes about creating art despite his visual impairment.

Update: Here’s another video on Pete’s work:

Pete Eckert (via Photojojo)