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Fine Art Photography

Photographs are best experienced as physical objects in physical spaces. This is why I’m committed to Fine Art Photography. Going beyond the screen to experience photos in physical form is a challenging, rebellious act in our digital obsessed world. Doing this allows the work to challenge our sense of perception and deepen our appreciation for reality.

Find out how I define Fine Art Photography.

I’m a Tokyo Photographic Artist


I take photographs by day, and to relax in the evenings I make music. Every week I write about the things I’ve learned in my studio and make videos to document the entire process of doing this while in Tokyo or wherever my travels take me.

My passions thrive at the intersection of art and technology. More than just taking photos, I’m interested in the way we use recording technology to edit and understand our reality.

Of course, we all do that now, every day on all sorts of devices. Smartphones have turned us all into photographers and many into performers with their own audiences. Yet, above the noise there’s a tranquil place for special experiences, where we confront work and ideas that challenge our understanding of life.

Art, creativity, and inspiration still matter.

I live in a city of 35 million people, which can be overwhelming at times, and attempting to bring creative ideas to life can often be difficult.

That’s why I continue to write a blog with all the honesty I can muster, sharing the struggles as well as the successes. I hope you can find something in the articles here that will inspire you in your creative journey.

In his Tokyo studio Fernando combines his life-long passions for art and technology. On the road, he is always looking to take the next wrong turn, just to see what kind of images and stories might unfold. A photographer and writer, with a background in music, Fernando has lived in Chile, Australia, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Read More.

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– Fernando Gros

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