Short Sight

A personal project exploring what the world really looks like without my glasses on.

Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com

If I had a penny for every time someone has asked to try on my glasses, and has been surprised at just how bad my eyesight is, I could retire tomorrow a rich woman!

Trying to explain to someone who doesn’t need glasses, or who just wears them for reading occasionally, but can drive, work and play without them, is a nearly impossible task.

In my teenage years, I had full blown arguments with well-meaning parents of friends, who would move my glasses for safety in the middle of the night and unwittingly leave me lost and adrift in a totally unfamiliar landscape when I woke up the next morning. Even now, I panic if I wake up and overnight kitty adventures have knocked my glasses away from exactly where I left them.

And then I tried on the glasses of someone else, over my own, and realised that what they see through my glasses is nothing like what I see without them.

This series shows what the world really looks like when you’re short sighted and don’t have corrected vision.

Without glasses

Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com

With glasses

Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com
Short Sight | a personal project by Carla Watkins Photography | carlawatkinsphotography.com