Photography came to me late in life and almost by accident. I used to value stories over images, for one can create so many images in the mind to go with one story. It turns out one image can evoke so many stories. Where a story almost always is an interpretation, a camera just captures. It’s the viewer who will or will not imagine the stories. Even the photographer can be considered a viewer.

That’s where “with eyes unclouded” comes in. Everything I think involves a certain and almost subconscious form of judgement, but my camera sees with eyes unclouded. It has no judgement built in and shows simply what it sees. As we tend to judge so easily there’s a lot to be learned from a camera.

Anne Oehlen