Entry Title: "Milan Arco Salvini"
Name: William Batsford , Italy
Category and Expertise: Buildings, Non-Professional


Entry Description: This photograph is part of my project on Italian buildings in Milan from the Novecento period (see Apertura22.com). It was quite a tricky shot because of road is not all that wide. To fit all of the structure into the shot while respecting its geometry, I needed to use a really wide angle lens (Schneider 47XL) on 4x5 film.

About the Artist:

I was born in Canada and grew up in Canada and England. I studied Mechanical Engineering in England and in France before moving to Paris where I worked as an Engineer. I then moved to Rome to learn Italian before moving to Milan, where I currently live and work. I use both Large Format wooden cameras and digital cameras for my photography. I am quietly content with the balance in old and new technologies: wood, leather, darkcloth, counting exposures, GPS, histograms, ETTR. With a digital camera you can go almost anywhere to take photographs but heavier, less travel friendly, Large Format cameras keep architecture straight, an important aspect of much of my city photography (see Apertura22.com).