James M. Gates

Hi, and welcome to J. Gates Photography. I'm a legally blind photographer from Detroit, MI. I know what you're thinking, how can you take pictures if you can't see? The answer is simple. You can do anything you put your mind to, if you want to do it bad enough.
I was born with a condition called Congenital Nystagmus, which impairs my vision so much that it's difficult to do normal day to day tasks like reading a book. Picking out someone's face in a crowd can even be difficult. If you would like to know more about my condition please follow the link to a YouTube video that will explain everything. http://bit.ly/2AtdCv8
Unlike a lot of photographers who have been doing this all their lives I just stumbled on to photography. I needed a camera for a vacation I was going on a few years back, and was hooked ever since. 
So that's my story, nothing to exciting, but I hope who ever finds their way here enjoys what they see. If you like what you see feel free to follow me on Instagram as I post there frequently (@james.m.gates), or bookmark my site to see future posts.
Thanks for stopping by!