Sound and vision: how a blind photographer shot the Games

Australian Andrew Follows is blind in one eye and has tunnel vision in the other, but his sense of hearing – and his labrador Leo – helped him capture the spirit of the Commonwealth Games

With Leo, his labrador, fast asleep on the pool deck, Andrew Follows focused his lens on the victorious swimmers parading around in front of him. For some of the athletes, the sight of a guide dog snoozing at poolside was incongruous – as was the realisation they were being snapped by a visually impaired photographer.

“People see me with a dog and they see me with a big camera and they go, ‘Am I seeing this right?!’� says Follows, who has spent the past week shooting at the Commonwealth Games. “The medal winners were all looking down at Leo and he’s asleep; he doesn’t have a care in the world.

The camera has really become my eyes and allowed me to see what everybody else can see

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