How Is This Possible? A Blind Photographer?

I'm sure like many of other photographers, my greatest fear is going blind or at least going blind beyond correction. Pete Eckert is a photographer who has been left completely blind after suffering from a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. This short little video documents Pete's life and how he has overcome his loss of eye sight and continues his passion of photography. It's pretty inspiring to see what is possible through human determination and reminds me to be thankful for the simple things in life. This video has become pretty viral over the last week and for good reason!

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

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Jesus....

wow.. Only I can say Wow!

This reminded me of another blind photographer.
http://www.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/bavcar/index.html#

....saves

A very inspirational story. Pete shows us the heart of a true artist.
Thank you Pete.

Very cool, thank you for sharing. Amazing, and I could never imagine how I would even be able to accomplish even a remotely successful pre-envisioned image if I could not see. I'll have to keep a tab on him. Thanks again!

Man, this is incredible, purely amazing. Says a lot about what good old human spirit and determination can do.

This seems impossible.

Very interesting. Have a look at : http://www.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/bavcar/index.html
Evgen Bavcar is also a blind photographer.

Beautiful. Amazing.

/Salute

There's a documentary on HBO not too long ago about a few blind photographers called Dark Light. Here's a link of the trailer. Interesting stuff.
http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/dark-light-the-art-of-blind-photographe...

Wow. It just shows you that blindness is not the end of your photographic journey. There's something sad but beautiful about the fact Pete will never see his own work.

In his pictures, can someone explain what he's doing? I loved the story and the photos, but how come these pictures seem like they were light paintings?