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> Last updated January 20th, 2022


1-1 workshops are back and I’m preparing a new format for a half-day workshop in London that will be a real treat!
Currently putting on hold any other public engagement: no speaking at events or attending them, only a few meetups. As travel slowly restarts, I’m focusing on bringing back my long term projects abroad.


[YouTube] This new experience is taking all my time but I’m enjoying it a lot. Come to visit my channel at youtube.com/fabienbutazzi and don’t forget to subscribe!
Currently, I need to film the final chapter of a mini-series on the Fujifilm GFX 50S II that I received to test for a month and have a few cinematic vlogs in the works.


[Tuition] The 2 workshops in Florence went very well and I’m looking at travel options to bring my workshops wherever you live. Be sure to monitor my Instagram Stories for news and hopefully I’ll see you soon.
I’m also helping other photographers with my 1-1 online sessions but as people return to working away from home I think this will become less frequent. The option is still available of course, and it can help with many aspects that are not strictly related to photography: improving editing, learn about creating a website and strategise their brand, etc. Glad I can help with all of that thanks to my 25+ years experience as Creative Director.
For those back in the office in London, I launched a mini workshops format for those with little time to enjoy photography: you can book me for a session during your lunch break or right after work!


[Exhibitions] Even though I’m not travelling much, I’m stoked that my photos are! They appeared in a few exhibitions around the world in these past years and new ones have been already confirmed for the next, I was just featured in India for the first time and I am once again selected to appear at the Photographer Of The Year exhibition in Chicago (second year in a row) as well as Black and White Photographer Of The Year in New York. 🙂


[Publishing] Working on a series of photo magazines to document my lengthy trip around Georgia (the country) and a companion zine to pair with my new presets.
I appeared in F/8 Magazine as well and together with other talented London-based photographers I was also featured in a special edition of the beauty magazine Beautica.


[Store] I have a few changes planned for the store so things may be a bit glitchy at times, apologies for that. The Limited 10 series is on hold for the moment (it’s a big part of the update) and I’m looking at options to publish a collection or two as NFT. In the meantime, I have released a useful presets pack for Lightroom and ACR to help with sharpening Fujifilm photos (a must for print) and a new Black and White presets pack. Check them out.


[Web] last year I worked to reach a good optimisation of fabienb.blog for ideal performance, to give you the best user experience while navigating my content. I went from ranking E (54%) on Pagespeed for a 13s page load to A (97%) for 0.96s page load, and still working on improving.
But I have added tons of features so I can see it is a bit slower now, but I will work on the optimisation again soon.


[In Progress] The secret project (codename PTOD – it’s really just the acronym) is still in progress. Needs content more than anything but I’m on it.


[Reading] Actually, I’m listening… The Sandman by Neil Gaiman on Audible. And it is as good as the original comic books I read long time ago.
[Watching] I just finished a couple animated series on Netflix: Tear Along the Dotted Lines is probably mostly for the Italians as you’ll lose some jokes and puns in other languages; Arcane is magnificent, the work behind is just splendid. Watched The Witcher season 2 and the end of the Papel series as well.
[Playing] Not much. Some random casual games at Diablo 3 as the new season is out now.


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