Photographer Dennis Smith brings us a first selection from his Parkinson’s Photography ( or “what you get when you can’t hold your camera steady”) library of “Shaky Photos”.
1. Dawn Delight:
This photo was taken in Surfers Paradise, Australia. I used a point and shoot Kodak digital camera, not a DSL. I was on the 10th floor of an apartment block looking across a waterway to Seaworld. This was just as the sun was rising. Slow, restricted random movement of the Camera produced this image. The name reflects what I see, but everyone usually sees something different in each image, they are what you see. Often the images look better upside down or rotated ninety degrees.
2. Tour De France:
This photo was taken in Canberra, Australia. I used a point and shoot Kodak digital camera, not a DSL. I drove out to a large parking area near the Airport and just waved my camera around in a random pattern. I can see people riding their bikes so have named it Tour De France. A friend of mine calls it Ghost Riders in the Sky which is a good interpretation of the image. The image is printed as taken, with no editing or image enhancements.
Stay tuned for more in this series coming up soon.
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Dennis Smith is an Australian poet and photographer. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in May 1999. Prior to this he had no interest in poetry. He believes that the disease has been responsible for ignigting a creative streak that was probably hidden deep within him, and since then he have written about 400 poems covering a great variety of subjects, and continues to work on his Parkinson’s Photography series. His contributions to Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.