Wayne Shipley, Leeds Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement Photographer from Leeds , UK & i believe that everything has a beauty.
Photography is my passion....from my first cardboard pinhole camera to now....my trusty Canon 30D i want to share what i see through my eyes & camera lens.
I have enjoyed photography for many years & it is only now that i can really share my portfolio images across the world.
Photography has been an uphill struggle for me.
I was unfortunate. I was born with bilateral cataracts which has dogged my vision for over 40 years.Thankfully, after countless operations & a lens implant my eyesight has regained to a level where i can enjoy life. New ophthalmic technologies have proven successful over the last 20 years.Over 98% of cataract surgeries are successfully completed without surgical complications, and more than 95% of patients have improved vision. Those patients whose vision fails to improve often have underlying ocular disorders, such as age related macular degeneration (ARMD), diabetic retinopathy, and other conditions. In some cases, these patients may benefit from other procedures or from low vision aids.
I use my camera to share with others the beauty which is sometimes taken for granted & passes us by unnoticed.
From when we first open our eyes in the morning until we close them at night, we must spare a thought for those suffering with ocular disorders.Especially those in third world countries where funds & technology has not reached that far & so the suffering goes on.
It is a living torment that i have fortunately escaped & this is my personal thank you for those who helped me regain my sight.
Do you realise.....how lucky you are ?
You can choose from a variety of high quality printing papers, matting and frame stock to create the look you want, ready to hang! You can even have my work printed on canvas! Alternately, you can make it really easy on yourself and go with my preselected frame package. This usually includes a premium ultra smooth photo paper, acid free matting and mounting, non glare glass and a frame that when all assembled, will compliment and enhance the art work. Either way, you will have a museum quality art print that you will be proud to hang on your wall.
Enjoy my portfolio .....Thanks for spending your time to view my images