LO SGUARDO VAGO E ALTRE STORIE features my photographic experiences in the most diverse locations (from Italy to France, Denmark, Norway to Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and more) with the selective focus technique over the last two years (2006 - 2008).
Selective focus basically means that in the frame just a portion (which the photographer is usually able to choose and select via a bellow or shifting gear) of the subject is in focus, and all of the other elements of the composition are out of focus, blurred - that can happen in various manners, depending on the type of lens used and the technique applied.
A tech note - for those of you who might be interested. The photos in this book have been taken with the Canon EOS 5D d-SLR (used in "raw" mode) and the selective focus has been obtained from the Lensbaby lens in its "Original" and "2.0" versions; the lens has been used, like a regular Canon EF lens, in aperture priority or manual exposure modes.
This book does not feature the photos included in my previous book "The Japanese Haunting".