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Fernando combines his life-long passions for art and technology

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Comment on M-Audio Keyboard Repaint by fernando

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:00:19 +0000

It was standard art supply acrylic paint in a tube.

Comment on El Mar by The sea – Bilocalalia

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:49:24 +0000

[…] Note: I translated this poem before looking for any other translations so I could keep it genuine. I found an excellent version by Fernando Gros. […]

Comment on Making A Blogging Template in Scrivener 3.0 by Ron Jeffries

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:17:54 +0000

Thanks! Interesting. I like the idea of arranging a place for the year's work to live, with some "shape" to guide how much, and what you write about. I do all my posts in Markdown using Sublime. I keep trying to figure out how to use Scrivener for larger things, like books I may or may not actually be writing. An adaptation of this idea might let me do better at tracking small threads and at pecking away at ideas that won't gel quickly. I will need to find a decent way either to just write in Markdown, which my site generator requires, or to compile to it. If you do anything interesting with compiling, I look forward to reading about it. Thanks!

Comment on My Best Of 2017 by Toni

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 22:38:13 +0000

FWIW I thought the video, with it's relatively amateurish opennes and simplicity was the best 'new' thing you've done in a long time. Sure the experience of using a phone for serious vlogging was a bit pants, but it felt like a return to something personal instead of something professional.

Comment on M-Audio Keyboard Repaint by aurelio

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:53:46 +0000

comment...what is the name of the paint you used? actually I live in Cape Town, where can I buy this paint because I need also to paint my keyboard, thanks

Comment on Do We Take Photos Or Do We Make Them by Toni

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:14:19 +0000

I think we come at photography rather differently, though that's not necessarily bad. Over the last couple of years I've come to see personal photography (and a lot of the pictures I take aren't personal, so much as grab shots while passing somewhere) as drawing with light. In that context I don't shoot a scene, but capture the light coming to me. This approach has started to affect where and how I use a camera on the occasions when I am able to go out with the intention to take photos, rather than being with someone else and just passing through places. I was struck by your street/people etiquette a couple of years back when you've talked about it previously. When it comes to photographing people, if I'm not doing a portrait session specifically with a sitter then I would much rather anyone in the frame was either oblivious to me or able to comfortably ignore my presence. Once a situational subject becomes aware then, for me, it creates a different atmosphere, where I am the interloper, taking my photo from the subject before they are allowed to return to what they were doing. Naturally this approach does not work by shoving a lens up the nose of the subject! FWIW I would say your photography has come a long way from the crunchy shots of rusty bikes and smudgy HDR, and the use of light in the last 2 images is quite lovely.

Comment on Could We Please Stop Using The Word Hipster by Johnny Normal

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:24:01 +0000

How about we call them all douchebags?

Comment on Tokyo Art Book Fair by Toni

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:49:39 +0000

It can be quite hard to get to the point of 'having a go' in a creative area. People say all sorts of encouraging things about the little snippets you show them in the general flow of life's creativity, but it's never really convincing because of the mix of viewing in isolation and natural affirmation from friends who aren't creatives. We have a local exhibition and sale coming up next month. My wife has been teaching card making classes for a few years, and has been selling cards for some time. I'm showing images in the hope of generating sales and orders, but it's been a long time since I exhibited, and there's a fair bit of personal push required to 'have a go'.