Tokyo is my home. I’ve lived here since 2013 and feel a sense of freedom and inspiration I’ve not experienced anywhere else. For personal and creative reasons I also work some of the year in Adelaide, which affords me a contrasting sense of light and rhythm. In 2017-20 I will also be travelling regularly to Hong Kong and London.
In March and April I set up a new company in Japan and did a deep dive in my values and long term creative aspirations. As a result I’ve radically narrowed my focus for the remainder of 2017. Right now I am engaged in,
Product Development – a series of fine art photographic prints, graphic prints, and phonebooks for the online store.
Website/Blogging/Store – relaunching this site with an improved experience and active online store.
Recording/Mixing – finishing the album I recored in Singapore, during 2012-13.
Family – at home when my daughter returns from school everyday, present and helpful to my family.
Japanese – one private lesson per week plus daily practice.
Movement – weekly Pilates classes, cycling, and walking (annual average 10,668 steps a day).
Reading – with a focus on meta-cognition, cultural anthropology and post-digital pedagogy.
@BeingTokyo – playing a small role in moderating this Tokyo #rocur account.
Although I’m keen to meet fellow creatives and occasionally available to answer questions, I cannot enter any new collaborations or take on fresh client or project work at this time.
I’m thankful to Derek Sivers for the inspiration to write this now page. If you want to know more, I’ve written an article about Now Pages, including the difference between a now page, an about page and a set of goals, here.
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.
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