This portfolio below seeks to distill what is remarkable in the unremarkable and what is exceptional in the unexceptional. In my efforts to retrain my own eyes, I have tried to disclose the beauty that lurks in the mundane and in the ordinary.
Lindsay Nielsen Photography: Remarkable in the Unremarkable and Exceptional in the Unexceptional
By Lindsay Nielsen, VI Form
“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer” – Ansel Adams (1983)
My first camera was a $200 Nikon Coolpix that I bought with all of my babysitting money the summer I turned 13. I had always loved photography and the idea of capturing moments we can’t get back. When I got older, I started watching Youtube videos and teaching myself how to take more advanced pictures. My mom was always asking me where her Canon DSLR was, because I would constantly borrow it to take photos of our two Vizslas. During sophomore year my godfather, Joseph Ratner, gave me his old Nikon D3100 and I was elated. It was my first serious camera, and I had every intention to make the most of it. Photography has always been a passion of mine and it was an amazing moment hearing that I was one of the recipients of the Class of 1968 Grant. I built this portfolio the summer after my junior year and I will continue to use my camera to capture everything around me.