The Japanese Haunting comes directly out of the Japanese influence - the distinctive mood, which is one with sounds, objects, language, is something that, even being used to catching in photography the "local atmosphere" in the most diverse locations, I never experienced before.
Japan is not Asia, is not Europe, it's oriental and western at the same time but in its own unique way, so different from any other Asian place - and every detail and view in Japan inspire the mind and the eye to creating, to seeing and expressing in a peculiar way... the Japanese mood is something deeply involving, and definitely addictive in the best acception of the term.
Luca is a fine art photographer working in Treviso-Venice, Italy. He began shooting in the 1980s with 35mm film cameras. In the ’90s, his extensive traveling—mainly to the USA—further increased his desire to make photography a bigger part of his life. A few years ago he decided to “go pro” and began working for stock photo agencies. After not feeling satisfied with shooting stock, Luca turned his more artistic eye to the fine art market, allowing him to be more free in his self-expression. He fell in love with the “imperfect” optics of Holga and Diana cameras, but was found himself moving toward hi-tech digital cameras. When he happened upon the Lensbaby, he found what he calls “home.” Even though he started with the Lensbaby 2.0, after a while he chose the Original Lensbaby; he is now experimenting with the new Lensbaby lenses, the Composer and the Muse with their set of interchangeable optics, still using his full-frame Canon d-SLRs, currently an 1Ds Mark III and a 5D Mark II.
VENEZIANA The ghosts of the Carnival and other stories Published March 22, 2009
LO SGUARDO VAGO E ALTRE STORIE Published December 26, 2008