Uncorrected

Uncorrected is a collection of images I shot to invite the viewer into the world of my uncorrected vision. As a person who has worn eyeglasses to compensate for astigmatism and myopia since elementary school, I have often wanted to share some of the struggles and frustrations of poor eyesight with those who do not suffer from it.

The project was shot using a NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8 AI-S lens with a special filter that I had custom made to the inverse of my eyeglass prescription. The idea was for the filter to act as a “reverse eyeglass” to my normally sharp lens to mimic my actual vision. The "focusing was done by range focusing to the intended subject and the aperture was adjusted between f/2.8 and f/11 depending on the available light.

As I am not an optical engineer, I admit that the method is likely imprecise from a scientific point of view, but I feel that the results are close enough in conveying the general feeling.