Craig Royal: Visually Impaired Photographer Craig Royal Creates Visionary Art (Photos)

By on Dec 1, 2011 in Amazing, Arts, Lifestyle, Technology, United States, World Comments
Craig Royal's Photo Featured In Yahoo
Craig Royal’s Photo Featured In Yahoo
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Craig Royal, a photographer that was born with vision loss due to a congenital form of optic atrophy is an award winning visually impaired fine art photographer that creates visionary art. His interest to photography started in 2007, according to Blindphotographers.org where he was featured last year.

In a recent Florida Museum of Photographic Arts Members’ Show dated July 19 to August 30, 2011, Craig Royal was awarded the “Best in Show” for his “Reflection Abstract 80” photograph.

“Reflection Abstract 80 is a photograph of reflections on rippling water. A slow shutter speed was used which allows the reflections to expand and take on a 3D appearance,” said Royal in an interview with him by Tampabay.com.

Royal believes that “Photography is more than a form of artistic expression but also a visual aide that allows him to revel in the exquisite detail that surrounds us.”

The “Reflections and Abstractions” are series of photos wherein he manipulates reflections of light on water.

“Water is a favorite subject of mine. Especially reflections on water. I found by shooting at a slow shutter speed the light reflection will expand and take on a three dimensional look. I have a particular location where I stand and take 300 to 400 shots and once uploaded on to the computer I’ll go through them to see if anything catches my imagination. “Persona” is an example where the profile of faces are suggested in the reflections. I will manipulate the image if need be in order to make it more obvious,” Royal was quoted saying in an article.

Meanwhile, some of his works from the series “Reflections and Abstractions” were featured in Yahoo News photos.

Here are some of the photos taken by Craig Royal including the Reflection Abstract 80 that recently won in the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts Members’ Show.

Refections and Abstractions
Image Credit: Craig Royal
From the series “Reflections and Abstractions”



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