David. 2015

Postcards From the Black

David is my friend and he is blind. He has taught me untold amounts about photography and its purpose.

Jim Mortram
Oct 17, 2015 · 10 min read


Postcards From the Black

David, at home in Dereham. 2015

“… suddenly these two were thrown together in my mind, two seemingly separate figures …”

David, holding on to his late mothers coat as they walk into town. 2012
David, 2015

“One of the strangest things is waking up from a dream. In dreams I can still see. I can see everything. I wake and feel I can still see for a time, then the black seeps in …” — David

David, eating a meal, alone. 2015

“All I find is trouble when I venture outside. It’s a catch 22, there’s no one having a go at me if I stay here, but if I stay here, I’m always on my own.” — David

David. 2014
David, using his long cane to navigate streets unseen. 2015

“Using his long cane, an analogous radar, sweeping, rhythmically, side to side … David reaches out into a world unseen … carving and sculpting a memory path within his mind, and within the real world.”

David, after walking to the outskirts of town. 2015

Vantage

Perspectives on Visual Storytelling

Jim Mortram

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Carer in my family home. Award winning Social Documentary Photographer. Creator of Small Town Inertia.

Vantage

Vantage

Perspectives on Visual Storytelling