I got my glasses when I was about ten. From there it took over thirty years before I was hit by the thought of thinking about my myopia as something else than a limitation. One evening, as I was out walking, it suddenly hit me. What good could there be in being nearsighted? I looked around me over my glasses and concentrated in what I really saw. I saw colors. I saw lights. I saw an abstract environment as if I was totally engulfed by bokeh. And I loved it! Suddenly I realized that I can see, without the help of my camera, what would look good as a blurry image.
Exploring this new understanding of my vision disorder lead to a whole lot of experimenting. One project, which I call Nearsightseeing, started out as documentation of places in my hometown as I’d experience them without my glasses. I shot multiple exposures in twilight to catch a rich tapestry of blurry tones and light bubbles including both a bit of natural light and urban artificial lighting.