I credit being Autistic with every bit of my creativity. I took my first photographs when I was between 5 and 6 years old. When I learned about cameras and realised that I could make a permanent picture for the things I was seeing I was hooked for life. (I still have those photos, 4 decades later. The power of photography...)
I'm completely self taught. It's something I've seen well across the Autism Spectrum, being an autodidact. I think it becomes a matter of survival really.
As I taught myself editing, the world of digital photography became a world I'd fall into with wild abandon and stay in for sometimes days at a time.
Being Autistic gives me my eye for detail. I see things as patterns and shapes and vibrations. So nature based photography is my passion and my strength. I don't like taking pictures of people. I'd rather work with a Dragonfly any day!
This is a photograph of mine from this summer. I try so hard to infuse into my photography the uniqueness in which I experience things like this.
So, this is a Pink Lady's slipper, which is an orchid in the subfamily Cypripedioideae.
You can read more about my experience taking it on my flickr page. Here's a link: Pink Lady's Slipper [ https://flic.kr/p/nZBCgq ]
Can you hear it singing like I can?