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I’m a Tokyo Photographic Artist


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

My passions live 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 make sense of our reality.

Of course, we all do that now, everyday 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 still place for special experiences, when 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 and it can be pretty overwhelming at times. And, trying to bring our creative ideas to life is never easy.

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 & writer, with a background in music, Fernando has lived in Chile, Australia, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Read More.

No Missing Tools

Creativity is often talked about – we want to feel more creative, to see creativity expressed in our lives, in the things around us, in our work  and education experiences. But, so many of our ideas about creativity are tied to a different era, when information, knowledge and insight were…

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22
Jun

In our click-filter-share age of mobile photography, the posed seriousness of the passport photo feels like a relic from a bygone age. I was reminded of just how different this kind of photography is while obtaining some photos for a passport renewal. Most countries have strict guidelines for passport photos,…

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21
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It’s a familiar feeling. Your hands run over the keys, unable to find their place. You stare at a screen. The desire is there yet the words will not come. So you make another cup of coffee, maybe put some music on, or pack up and head off to a…

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16
Jun

What kind of photographer are you? It’s not just a question photographers ask each other. Everyone seems to expect an answer, “amateur” or “professional” being perhaps the most direct. Just as common, and more interesting, is the genre-focused follow-up, trying to pin down a familiar category: weddings, events, portraits, landscape,…

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“It’s tempting to think that by removing your limitations, especially gear limitations, you will free your creativity. Usually, it works the other way round. Your limitations are what push you to be creative, to work harder and then come up with something amazing. Some limitations need to be fixed, but most just need to be embraced.”

– Fernando Gros

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