/ 2020 / Fine Art / Abstract

Seeing

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Janice Ekin
  • Credit
    Janice Ekin

Seeing

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. One day I picked up one of my husband’s cameras and began to photograph the world as I saw it. I remember my first visit to the North Smithfield Auto Salvage in which I saw hundreds of cars in various states of disrepair and erosion, in particular, those cars in the section called Memory Lane.

There, in Memory Lane, a new world appeared to me, a world of colors, textures, patterns, lines

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

I overcame my technical intimidation and moved forward. Camera clubs, competitions, juried shows followed. But, nothing clicked until I connected with the abstract world in the junkyard. I particularly enjoy photographing the colors, lines, textures, and shapes rather than the full objects themselves.

Awards Juried shows:

2016 South County Art Association

2020 Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

Publications:

2020 International Lens Magazine

Self-published:

Abstracts by Jan Ekin
https://bit.ly/Abstracts-Jan

You can see some of my photographs on the following site and I also share my work on Facebook with friends and family.

https://www.keptlight.com/jan-ekin/
https://www.facebook.com/jan.ekin.7