my glance Francesco Soliani
utopian / asymmetrical / contradictory / astigmatic

I was born in 1967, I live and work in the hinterland of Venice (Italy).
I am a member of the photoclub effemme - fotoamatori mestrini.

This is my personal photoblog started in August 2005.
Shots can be recent or old, selected among my photos and slides collected during my life.

First of all, for me, photo means emotion: every shot is a particular blend among its message, its subject and technique.
I don't know if I'm a good photographer, however this photoblog is a spur to force myself watching reality with new glance, trying to be more creative and less banal. I hope you like at least some my shots. If it's so - or otherwise too - I'll appreciate to read your opinions in the comments.

exhibitions and works

2008 - portfolio about Venice and its islands for Planeteye.com
2009 - exhibition "Fotografando haiku" in Martellago (VE)
2009 - exhibition "L'idea di Venezia" in Trieste
2012 - present in the collective exhibition of Effemme in Mestre
2013 - offical photographer for Reyer Venezia basket team for Basketitaly.it
2013 - present in the collective exhibition "street photography" of Effemme in Spinea
2013/2014 - I created the project dailylomo.com a website to improve my shots, exclusively made with my smartphone and processed with the Lomogram app.

The project has ended after reaching the goal to publish 200 photos
2016 - exhibition of street photography "Ovunque su questa strada" in Noale (VE)

my equipment

I started to take shots when I was a teenager with my father's Nikon F3HP and I remained loyal to this brand. My first camera, bought with my first salary, was a Nikon FM2 which is still in my bag. I changed many cameras (film or digital type) and many lenses during my life, so now this is my current equipment:

film cameras:
Nikon FM2
Minox 35 AL
Leica IIIc

digital cameras:
Nikon D3
Fujifilm FinePix X100
Leica D-Lux 3

AF fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 G ED DX
AI Nikkor 20mm f/3.5
AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 D
AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D
AF Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8 D
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 D
AI Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G IF-ED VR
F Nikkor 500 f/8 reflex
Lensbabies 2.0

All my shots are processed with Adobe Photoshop or Nikon Capture NX2 or some other stuff (es: RawTherapee), using a monitor calibrated with Datacolor Spyder3pro.
To ensure the correct brightness gamma you should adjust your monitor to see clearly all the blocks below, especially the darker and the lighter ones.


This photoblog works thanks to Pixelpost
with a theme by Kevin Crafts hardly self-rewritten.



friends (with a camera)
Emagini - Romania
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Idom - Italy
La vita intorno - Italy
Marco Dian - Italy
Riflessioni sfasate - Italy
Simone Colferai - Italy
Un fià de mar - Italy