About the Book
Big in Japan is an experimental photographer's handbook of sorts.
It's a showcase of images created by experimentation that contains examples of various techniques you can try out yourself to give your photography a dramatic new look. Showcasing techniques such as motion blur, softness, night shooting, different special effect lenses, and working with infrared cameras, the results are highlighted and showcased here.
New York born Carol Schiraldi is an artist currently living outside of Austin, Texas with her curly black dog, Chase. A master of showcasing architecture in all its many forms, Carol loves the detail, form and structure of buildings and man-made constructs, often contrasting them with her natural surroundings. Her passion for experimentation has given her work a dramatic signature style. Since her first local show in an Austin ice cream parlor, her artwork has gone on to be exhibited in galleries and museums around the world as well as included in publications and many sites on the web. Her work has been selected for over fifty international juried exhibitions, included in permanent collections, appeared in print publications, and sought by collectors. Carol's Little World, the award-winning website she created, showcases what critics often call her quirky creative style.