Pete Eckert: The Amazing Blind Photographer

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Pete Eckert is one of the most stunning photographers we have ever ever heard of. Not only because his images are eerily haunting visuals… but because he is blind.

Eckert lost his sight as an adult due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, and bizarrely it was after this - upon finding an old camera which had belonged to his mother - he decided to take up photography.

After getting his wife to describe the settings to him, he decided to used the infrared setting because he liked the idea of a blind guy doing photos in a non-visible wavelength.

In 2008 he won the Grand Prize in the Artists Wanted: Exposure competition and has since then had his work displayed at a number of exhibitions world-wide.