For 18 months well-established
photographic artist Ken Fermoyle was legally blind. "Everything
looked different, a bit off-kilter," he remembers.
"Limited vision often made my photos appear as abstracts;
they assumed interesting new shapes and perspectives."
Even after surgery restored much of the vision in his right
eye, he continues to pursue his newfound abstract focus,
beginning with objects in natural settings that he then
manipulates into bold new images. For example, he morphed
a serene Maui beach scene into Chaos, a reminder
that nature can become a powerful, threatening force. He
created Bird of Prey from an accidental photo made
up of color splotches in which he saw a piercing predator's
eye, feathery textures, and avian colors.
Fermoyle's work has been widely published
in magazines ranging from Playboy, Popular
Science and PC World to McCalls.
His work is exhibited widely throughout California and collectors
reside from Seattle to Southern California. Continuing to
pursue his decades-long passion for photography, this year
he added two more top awards and an honorable mention in
Photographic Society of America camera club competitions.