This personal project is the evolution and progression of my previous bokeh project, which you will find on my blog page.
Part 1 of this unique project was shot using large apertures and out of focus lights, the subject being Brighton-based landmarks. What I realised is that our brains want to focus on one part of an image/scene, and you can only stare at out-of-focus photos for so long. So...
...for part 2 of the Bokeh Project, I have used a tilt-shift lens to selectively focus on one element of the photograph. This gives the viewer something to focus and settle the eye on, whilst the subject is surrounded by out of focus light.
Bokeh with a conventional lens can only be achieved in the foreground and background, it is not possible to create bokeh on the same plane as the focus point of the photo. This is the reason why bokeh is normally witnessed in the background of photos and movies. All of these images have been created in-camera, using Canon's 24mm tilt-shift lens, this is not a photo-shop effect.
Thanks for looking, and feel free to leave a comment.