Is wide open photography (like summilux / noctilux / etc) only suitable for portraits?
I really like composition and multi story telling of photographers like Alex Webb.
I like a lot Bruce Gilden gritty look.
But I cannot find anyone of the same caliber using wide open lenses.
It seems like masters prefer composition and composition for them is possible only by having all in focus.
Is this true?
I really like the selective focus of luminous lenses but I am not clear how to use this beyond the usual cliches or portrait situations.
I am trying to widen my horizon and know a little more, so examples are very much what I am looking for. I am willing to learn.
Any idea where to start from?
PS I am not a pro so please excuse it this is a basic question or a clear lack of knowledge. for me photography is just a beloved hobby :-)