Chris Nowell, 32, who is a blind photographer, has taken stunning landscape images around the Derbyshire peak district. See Masons copy MNBLIND: A soldier blinded serving his country in Afghanistan has used photography to overcome the trauma of his horrific injuries. Chris Nowell did tours in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan before he was injured in September 2007 when the Taliban attacked his base. After spending a month in hospital he faced an uncertain future and became scared to leave the house. But he was saved after his wife Claire convinced him to attend a blind veterans charity event.