Jan and Cemal Ekin, long time supporters of the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
…as featured in MagCloud’s Meet MagCloud Makers series.
A blind photographer’s vision:
Strokes robbed Jan Ekin of half her eyesight when she was just 18. leaving her legally blind. Yet she felt called to experiment with cameras used by her husband Cemal, an accomplished photographer. Jan began photographing the world as she experienced it, and the results were stunning. The couple worked together to create Abstracts, a collection of other-worldly images of decaying automobiles and car reflections photographed from Jan’s unique point of view.
Jan, on how her eyesight influences her Photography:
”I have very limited vision and have to scan the world in segments to see what’s around me. My diminished range of vision has given me the gift of seeing something uniquely beautiful. Whereas others may see an entire antique car, I quickly focus on their unique details.”
Cemal, on the inspiration behind Abstracts:
”Over the years, I have seen Jan take close-up photographs of rusty cars or capture reflections on my car at different times of the day. She had an ample collection and we decided to tackle the project of collecting them in a book, or bound folio, as I like to call them.”
MagCloud Makers: Cemal and Jan Ekin
Cemal, on the power of print:
”For me, printed work is the best way to present and enjoy photographs. I learned how to use MagCloud so I could create highly affordable printed collections to present and share. I even used MagCloud in two courses where students created publications for specific projects.”
Jan’s book, Abstracts is available through MagCloud by clicking on any of the photos on this page