About

Who is behind ARTsolutely

ARTsolutely was born in August 2018. His founder, Fernando Paramio (the person who is writing these lines) has also created everything you see on this website: the artworks and the photographs, all texts (excluding testimonials and external critics), the website design and the web development, and finally 95% of the translations (initially I contracted a translator; apologies in advance for the mistakes I could have done writing in English).

In addition to the above, I have also opened a gallery in the main square of the city where I currently live, Cáceres (Spain), to exhibit my artworks and help other artists to print their creations.

As you can read in my biography (below), my passion for photography started at an early age, but for complex reasons I ended studying something different, chemical engineering.

After working as an engineer for a decade, I took the decision to quit. The main reasons were:

  • We have the duty to try to do what we love the most, at least if we are not happy with what we currently do.
  • In 1923, when a New York Times reporter asked the climber George Mallory, who was planning an expedition to reach the highest mountain on Earth for the first time in History, why to do that, he stated: “Because it’s there”. In the same way, I have a long list of artistic photographs planned. Once I have an idea, I feel it is my duty to bring it to life, just because it is there. As with my own sons, once my ideas are born, I feel they do not longer belong to me, but it is my duty to help them grow to become fully independent. Otherwise they would become extinct.

Thanks for visiting this website. I hope you like it. Do not hesitate to write to me if you have any comment about what you see.

I was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1977. Shortly after I moved to Madrid and then to Cáceres, a small but charming town, as evidence the fact that it is a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

I remember my childhood climbing to every place I could, continuously running, playing and fighting with my siblings, visiting the countryside every weekend, reading all I could (I used to devour Roald Dahl’s books), spending time with friends in the old town of Cáceres and travelling around Europe with my family in summer.

I discovered my passion for photography at the age of 13. Something great happened before buying my camera: I went to the shop so many times to ask doubts that finally the bookseller gave me a photography book, which I instantly memorize, what helped me to become a better photographer from the beginning and to boost my motivation.

At the age of 15 I had to move to Madrid. In that complex period of transition, at least I had my camera to keep creating and investigating new techniques. Soon I became interested in multiple exposures and zoom burst, techniques that helped me to win my first photography competitions, already in college time.

In that same period, I bought a medium format camera. This type of camera has a higher film size than a full frame camera. Despite its weight, it helped to further increase my passion for photography, not only for its impressive image quality but for its absence of automatisms, what made the shooting a more premeditated, elaborated and artisanal act.

At the end of my university studies I passed a test to be able to enrol in a studio photography course. Working in a studio, with just the dimly modelling lights of the flashes, it turns out and continues to be a fascinating experience to me. For the training, we used large format cameras, which are cameras with a very big film size, able to produce breathtaking quality. Finally, I enrolled in a digital photography retouching course, which was exactly what I needed to create my artistic compositions. All this resulted in new sources of motivation for my photography.

When I finished my degree, I travelled to England for a year trying to leave behind my academic studies, but finally I had to find a job as an engineer.

After more than a decade working and living in different cities and countries, I decided to return to my almost natal Cáceres, to focus my activity on artistic photography. Our attitude really changes when we are doing something that we love, and finally I have found peace of mind about what I want to do for the rest of my life.

  • 2018/10 – Honorable Mention – International Photography Awards 2018 – Category: Professional – Section: Advertisement “Tourism and travel” – Artwork: “Intercontinental Jump”
  • September 2018: preselected – International competition “Caminos de Hierro” 29 edition (149 preselected photographs amongst a total of 3697 from 62 countries) – Artwork: “The traveller’s dream”. Selected in digital format for a travelling exhibition.
  • 2018/05 – Bronze – Moscow international Foto Awards 2018 – Category: Professional – Section: Advertisement “Tourism and travel” – Artwork: “Intercontinental Jump”
  • 2018/04 – Nomination – Fine Art Photography Awards 2018, 4th edition – Category: Professional – Section: Photomanipulation – Artwork: “Intercontinental Jump”
  • 2018/02 – Artwork accepted – Maitland International Salon of Photography, Australia (509 participants and 4495 images) – Section: colour prints – Artwork: “Intercontinental Jump”
  • 2018/01 – Honorable Mention (Blue Ribbon Hellenic Photographic Society) – International Photography Competition “Photo Art Prague” (directed by PhotoArt Magazine; 608 participants and 2732 photographs) – Section “Nature” – Photograph “Ready for a fight” – published in exhibition book.
  • 2017/12 – Honorable Mention – International Photography competition “Chromatic Awards” (over 3000 imáges, 75 countries) – Professional category “Fine Art” – Artwork “A colourful balcony of feathers”.
  • 2017/12 – First finalist (2nd place) – International competition of Industrial photography organized by Galician Association of Industrial Engineers – Photograph “Infinity gallery”. Two other submitted photographs are exhibited during the prize-giving ceremony and they are displayed in the competition online gallery (“Recompensa al esfuerzo” & “Ingeniería de detalle” https://concursofotografia.icoiig.es/album-del-iii-concurso-de-fotografia/)
  • 2000 – Artwork accepted – National photography competition organized by Skoda
  • 2000 – Second place – First national photography competition organized by Hagen Dazën – Photograph published in the magazine “Arte Fotográfico” (nº 558)
  • 1999 – Consolation prize – National photography competition organized by Mars chocolates
  • 1999 – First place – Complutense University of Madrid photography competition “Happening”

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