NICK: I discover photography
Trip Start Jan 25, 2006
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The reason for the long time of not posting has to do with the fact that I've now got a sexy new Canon XTi camera and a slew of lenses. The time that I used to spend working on this blog has now become consumed by this new doodad of light-based electronic wizardry. Sorry for not posting sooner. I'm going to post as long as I can tonight.
I've always had an obsession with photography. A lot of it stems from the fact that my eyesight is so bad. I think I've only ever told one other person this, but when I was younger, I was so worried about my deteriorating eyesight that I used to memorize where things were in case I went blind. I would make games to see if I could walk around the house with my eyes closed
Even now I still do things that require no eyesight - I'm obsessed with learning things that require physical memorization without looking at them (i.e., typing, the location of my glasses at all times, putting things down when I'm working on them and remembering exactly where it is, etc)
As I've gotten older, I've gotten worse at paying attention to where I put things. Ashleigh can attest to this.
But I digress. I've decided that Japan is a very photogenic country if you're not from here. Whereas America is very very new, this country is very very old, so the contrast in interests is quite obvious. I think old things are cool, Japanese people think new things are cool.
I think most people are like that - things you don't have are considered "exotic" and interesting.
Here are some of my early photos - I'm still playing with light.