Through the microscope

Photography & Introversion

Check out this newly created blog by Richard McMellon a photographer and introvert. I have known Richard since I was 17 years old and he’s one of my favourite people. He’s intelligent, thoughtful, kind and witty, a very dear friend. He also happens to be an excellent photographer. Photographs he took of my Nikon S L Ke microscope are on my About page. Hopefully there will be more microscopes in his future…

Richard McMellon

Being a confirmed introvert I was drawn to read a blog by photographer Eric Kim regarding introversion vs extroversion in street photography. A very interesting article that highlighted the different approaches each character type brought to the field.
At the end of the article there is a link to the Myers-Briggs personality test. Unsurprisingly I came out as an INTJ with an introvert rating of 89%. I have taken this test several times, and although the results do vary somewhat, I am always INTJ.

It was reading the comments, both in reply to this blog, & also the comments on the link that took me there in the first place, that got me thinking. One being how many of the commentators appear to be introvert photographers. The other was that the obviously extrovert commentators used terms such as ‘shoe starers’, and made statements like ‘such and such did this…not an act…

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