This photo was taken by Tara Miller (click to enlarge), a professional photographer who works with her husband Jeff, also a photographer. In itself that’s enough–the photo is gorgeous. But there’s an unusual twist to the story, which is what led to her work being featured on CTV in their Meeting a Canadian Original clip. Tara Miller is legally blind. Due to glaucoma, she has no sight at all in one eye and 6% in the other: devastating for a photographer. In fact, she’d given it up, when her husband encouraged her to pick up her camera again.
Most of us have full vision, at least with our glasses on, but can we see?
In this photo is darkness, the shock of light–dangerous and powerful, illuminating the landscape, the beauty of the flowers, the colour of the setting sun. Now I’m off to write. I hope that Tara Miller’s work continues to remind me of what matters and what doesn’t.
What reminds you today?