(English version only) I met Blake Lindsay in 2016 when I was working on my first photo series about blindness. I worked with the Dallas Light House for the Blind, now called Envision, to document the stories of 15 people with a variety of visual impairments. Blake was the first of the company’s employees I met who took me on his journey as a blind person, or rather “handi-capable” person as he likes to describe himself.
After documenting the daily challenges and testimonies of the blind and visually impaired employees I met through the Lighthouse, I kept in touch with Blake over the years. We had formed a connection and I found his story in particular to be inspiring and interesting. So much so that in 2021 we decided to work on another project together- this time dedicated to his story and focusing on his ability to inspire others through his positive attitude and outlook on life and his journey to independence.
As a tribute to the person who introduced me to the world with no sight, this project is a personal endeavor and aims to give Blake’s story the attention it deserves. As he likes to say and a statement that describes the intention of this project, “You can lose your sight, but you don’t have to lose your vision.” Welcome to the world of this purpose-driven individual with a passion for living life to its fullest.