Chelsea Stark Grand Teton National Park”

Chelsea Stark Grand Teton National Park”

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

— Aaron Siskind

 Chelsea Stark 

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The Tonal. Chelsea Stark Blind photography

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This is a shot with my iPhone. It is a big tube that used to put a water underneath the road. I turned it into a very cool black-and-white.

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Hello world my name is Chelsea Stark. Understanding of how photography can be used by blind people.

Chelsea Stark Blind Photography

blogger-image--1910125146 Chelsea with flowers Understanding of how photography can be used by blind people. Blind photography “I think, for me, photography means that I can pause the World around me so I can get a better view. Some key questions people tend to ask me are. What does art mean to me? The best way I can describe it is this saying I found. “Art is not the medium, and art is not the execution; art is the idea.”While this opinion is debatable, it’s one with which I happen to agree with and one that blind photography supports. Where do I find art? Art is every where and all you have to do is look. With the right amount of inspiration and ideas you can make art out of anything. Where do I find inspiration? I find inspiration in! The majestic mountain sides. The animal that stops and looks at you…

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My attempt at  pinhole photography. Chelsea Stark Blind photography

IMG_0439Over the years I have used several different kinds of cameras. One was a pinhole camera. Even though I believe I got a few great shots. That style of camera just was not me.Here are three images from the pinhole camera. Emerald Springs   Here is a little bit on what a pinhole camera is. A pinhole camera, a variation of Camera obscura, is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole – effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. Exposures can typically range from five seconds up to as much as several hours. The effect was noted in the 5th century BC in China and has been refined over the centuries.The camera is completely dark on all the other sides of the box including the side where the point is created. This part is usually painted black, but black boxes are also used for this purpose. There is also a thin screen which looks like a projector sheet, and is put in between the IMG_0440IMG_0441dark side adjacent to the pinhole. Up to a certain point, the smaller the hole, the sharper the image, but the dimmer the projected image. Optimally, the size of the aperture should be 1/100 or less of the distance between it and the projected image. Because a pinhole camera requires a lengthy exposure, its shutter may be manually operated, as with a flap made of light-proof material to cover and uncover the pinhole. Typical exposures range from five seconds to several hours. A common use of the pinhole camera is to capture the movement of the sun over a long period of time. This type of photography is called solargraphy.

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Two different versions of the same cactus flower. One color and one black and white Chelsea Stark Blind photography

“Pink CACTUS ” A Color version of a Cactus Flower, Saguaro National Park, Arizona.

While I was exploring Saguaro National Park I came across this beautiful cactus flower. I was filled with inspiration.  Of course I had to take several shots before I got the one I liked. After spending the rest of the day photographing the park.  We got back to the campsite and spent a little time reviewing our images.  After seeing this particular image it dawned on me we would also work as a great black-and-white.  But wasn’t able to really work it up until I got home and really be able to work some magic.  Here are the two images I came up with just from one. Believe it or not they look so much different from each other.  I am quite please with the results. I’m not sure which one I like better.  They both speak to me in there own ways.  The color image of the cactus is vibrant and full of color.  The black-and-white is a simple but elegant shot and extremely classic in its own way.

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B&W Cactus flowers ” A black & white of the Pink Cactus Flowers, Saguaro National Park, Arizona.

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Hello world my name is Chelsea Stark. Understanding of how photography can be used by blind people.

Understanding of how photography can be used by blind people. Blind photography “I think, for me, photography means that I can pause the World around me so I can get a better view. Some key questions people tend to ask me are. What does art mean to me? The best way I can describe it is this saying I found. “Art is not the medium, and art is not the execution; art is the idea.”While this opinion is debatable, it’s one with which I happen to agree with and one that blind photography supports. Where do I find art? Art is every where and all you have to do is look. With the right amount of inspiration and ideas you can make art out of anything. Where do I find inspiration? I find inspiration in! The majestic mountain sides. The animal that stops and looks at you almost like they’re posing so you can take their picture. And the newly bloomed flower that reaches out to the sun. Do I enjoy traveling as a visually impaired photographer? All I can say is when you get that amazing photo it’s all worth it. What does beauty mean to me as a visually impaired photographer? I believe beauty is something that moves you and inspires you. I believe beauty is everywhere. Also I believe in the saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” I hope this explains a little bit to you what photography means to me. Chelsea Stark. www.chelseastarkphotography.com

A good friend of mine named Jolanta Pilinkaite the ownerofSensemadethispanels wrote this for me. By Blind photographer Chelsea Stark


I have tunnel vision and can only see to about two feet in front of me.
I use the live view to compose the pictures since I cannot see through the viewfinder.
for me, photography means that I can pause the World around me so I can get a better view.


Art is not the medium, and art is not the execution; art is the idea.
The best way I can describe it is this saying: I found art is everywhere and all you have to do is look.
With the right amount of inspiration and ideas you can make art out of anything.
What does beauty mean to me as a visually impaired photographer?
I believe beauty is something that moves you and inspires you.

 — with Sense and Chelsea Stark.

See picture below.


Travelling – when you get that amazing photo it’s all worth it.
I am legally blind and was born with optic nerve demage.
My most memorable place:
Yellowstone national park . It gave me a little bit of everything.
Since my field of vision is so narrow I photograph close up intimate subjects.
I find inspiration in the majestic mountain sides. The animal that stops and looks at you almost like they’re posing so you can take their picture. And the newly bloomed flower that reaches out to the sun.
Animals, flowers and landscape all-in-one.
Makes me feel energized and excited. 
 — with Chelsea Stark and Sense. see picture below

My friend Jolanta Pilinkaite  the owner of  Sense made these panels from my Blind photography.  She did a wonderful job with these two panels. I am very impressed.  Blind  To see more from Jolanta Pilinkaite  go to  Sense Facebook page. Photographer Chelsea stark