optics

Astrid

In a article on sensory processes, it was fascinating to read that, while we live in 3-Dimensional world, the images formed in our retinae are only 2D representations. The information we need about depth, for instance, can only be inferred by our visual system in the same way that our sense of space can be referenced by sound.

Photographers are constantly challenged by points of view that are stimulated by our inherent optics and rendered through the mechanical ones. With this in mind, it’s never just routine to capture a picture of someone because there’s so much that eyes and lenses need to do together before getting to more abstract qualities of capturing human character let alone, trying to embody a feeling…

Thoughts after a portrait session with Astrid, an Opera singer with less than 10% sight.