Fran Simó

S’Arenal Summertime 2016

2016-2017
Magazine, 36 pages, 22×28 cm (Letter format)

Traces (personal drifts)

Traces is a series of unplanned walks through urban landscape based on Guy Debord’s Dérive (“Drifts”). The purpose of the walk is to take pictures, nothing else. It´s always circular: it starts and ends at the same point. It happens within one day. I let my subconscious choose direction. I shoot whenever I see anything…

Traces – 2013.12.07 – Barcelona

Traces is a collective project that provides a chance to experience a dérive [literally: “drifting”, a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances] and verify its capacity to document urban space from different perspectives while using a common methodology and creating a psychogeographical map of Barcelona. Following the concept of a dérive proposed by Guy…

Contact sheets

As part of my Artificial Intelligence research I made this contact sheets of the faces that the algorithm is finding. You can read more about my research here. You can also view the full contact sheets archive in contacts or flickr. The archive is updated every time the system find enough number of new faces.…

Ubiquography a real-time world-wide mobile photography exhibition

Ubiquography is an exhibition that aims to make people think about the traits that define mobile photography: ubiquity and immediacy. http://ubiquography.com/ Participants capture, edit and publish their pictures using their phones and they are instantly displayed in the exhibition (inreal-time) emphasizing the immediacy aspect. The exhibition will be simultaneously held in different cities around the…

Fotografies: Street Photography

On February 24 at 21:45, Fotografies program on ‘channel 33’ showed a special on street photography for which I had the luck of getting interviewed. My adventure companions were incredible: Eugeni Forcano, Paco Elvira and Rafa Perez. The 25 minute program can be seen here: http://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/fotografies/street-photography/video/3966610/ Some of my photographs can be viewed on Catalunya Television’s website in this online…

Photoblogging

In 2002, the lab where I used to have my film developed reduced the price of ‘developing to CD’ and I started asking for the digital medium. By the beginning of 2003 I’d already decided to give paper up. The dematerialization of my photos implied that I didn’t have anything to take to work anymore…

Es lloga (For Rent)

2009-2010 Quote: “Unemployment keeps rising in Spain, punishing with the most cruelty small and medium-seize businesses. It is estimated that every day 500 independent contractors lose their jobs and every week about 4000 businesses are forced to close. The small and medium-size Catalan companies will demonstrate again tomorrow before the Congress…” (11-17-2009 “La Vanguardia” Newspaper.…

Intuitive Photography

“The simply curious doesn’t have the right… Zen, like all mysticism, will only be understood by a mystic who… won’t give into the temptation to obtain by a surreptitious way that which the mystical experience denies” (Translator’s note from ‘Zen in the Art of Archery’) From Pepe Baeza’s talk I found out that Braque had…

flickrGrama 3030122090

Rainy Day as flickrGrama. This is a procjet i’m working flickrGramas. It’s a very early version, my first try. Next improvements are 1) use only cc drivates allowed 2) create by tags (a face formed by thousands of faces, a rainy day formed by thousands of rainy images) 3) improve color indexing technics More resulution…

Exhibition “De la red a la pared” (From web to wall)

In recent years, the phenomenon of photoblogs, an extension of the blog culture where photography is the center of attention, has been acquiring adepts on the internet. Around this phenomenon, online communities in various cities around the world, Barcelona among them, have sprung up as a meeting place for the photobloggers. Barcelona Photobloggers come out of…