> Last updated September 21st, 2022
If you have been here before, you already know this: I have updated this website! New design, new content, new products (and more to come!). The previous design was 2 years old and needed a fresh paint. This new layout is also faster to load and easier to read. I spent quite some time polishing everything, but if you do encounter a bug please let me know.
There’s a couple things going on with workshops but I’m 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. Italy, Turkey and Spain are already booked.
[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 finally started the new Photographing The World series and we kick off with Istanbul. The video series comes with its companion photo zine, which is a first for me. Plenty of hi-res images, stories and locations from all the spots in the videos…
These past months have been quite slow for me on social media, so there’s a lot to catch up and algorithms to feed.
[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. The next workshop in Florence will be in November, make sure you book your spot as last one was sold out in 3 days!
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! I might do a trial in February at discounted price, keep your eyes peeled.
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) and a few other prestigious appearances…. 🙂
[Publishing] Other than the photo zine I mentioned above, the one that pairs with the Istanbul video series… I’m still 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 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 it went a bit slower, hence why I made the big change with this new layout. I’m sure more improvements will come 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. The TV series on Netflix was long awaited but I’ve mixed feelings about it…
[Watching] I’m catching up with a lot of stuff from all streaming services. The list is way too long, lol; Arcane is magnificent, the work behind is just splendid. I know I said it already, but there’s no other animation series like it..
[Playing] Not much. Some random casual games at Diablo 3 as the new season is out now. Also playing Diablo Immortal but not for much longer.