By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

Categories: Health and Medicine | Photo project

Only by stretching out his hands, as if connecting himself with the heroes of his pictures, the blind photographer Gerardo Nigenda understands how to catch the focus: his fingers often appear in the frame, as if following the direction of a non-existent gaze.

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

Gerardo was born in Mexico City in 1967, and lost his sight at the age of 25. He became a caretaker at the local library, also responsible for books written in Braille. After some time, Gerardo moved to the city of Oaxaca, where he taught computer science and mathematics at a local Center for the Blind.

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

At the age of 32, he became interested in photography: using the Yashika camera, given to him by the famous photographer Mary Ellen Mark, Gerardo began to create his sensual pictures.

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

His black-and-white photos, which are superimposed with inscriptions made in Braille, stand out with an exciting vision of female forms. They were carefully included by colleagues on the shop floor in a book called The Blind Photographer ("The Blind Photographer").

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

By touch: an unusual nude from a blind photographer

Keywords: Mexico | Health and medicine | Photographer | Nude | Mexico City | Blindness | Erotica | Sex | Nudity | Photo project | Black and white photography | Naked | 18+

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