Fisheye Intimacy

I'm really in love with the Canon 8-15mm f/4 L-Series zoom lens. There's something very interesting about wide angle lenses, something that I think is intimate in a counterintuitive sort of way. Conventional thinking might suggest that long lenses frame their subjects in a close and intimate way but, while this is true, short lenses invoke a different sort of intimacy. Despite their distortion of perspective, the sense of scale and rendition of the "whole picture," to me, impart what the shooter is seeing and can have a lot to do with the photographer's point-of-view than casting the frame dozens of meters away. Very intimate indeed.

 

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Peterbilt by Chris Durham