Framed For Life by Life
The earliest visual recollections in my life have always been looking through a camera’s viewfinder.
I have worn eye glasses since the age of three.
Born extremely near sighted and with a lack of binocular vision, I have always dealt with lenses and prisms incorporated with frames as my method to visualize my pictures of life.
Each direction I turned, each object I focused on was formulated to achieve a clearly “framed picture.”
Without knowing how a camera worked, I was operating one and using it to envision how I would perceive life in front of me.
I could change focus, depth of field, focal length, aperture, f-stop all before I ever picked up a camera, with just adjusting my eyes or my glasses.
Freezing My Eyes
Photography gave me the ability to achieve all of the same adjustments that the optics in my eyes and glasses had long been accomplishing with the added powerful capability to freeze my view at one particular moment in time.
What a breakthrough, after years of taking snap shots in my mind, I could now preserve that moment in mind for others to view.
The Koczera View Released.
I was seven.
Since that time I have practiced photography for, my art, for fun and then commercially for the economic incentives.
After thirty five plus years of commercial success, I go full circle and bring my photography back into a personal creative form.
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