It is impossible to imagine a modern city without street art. It is often an indicator of its moods, states and its soul. We sat down with Fernando, the author of Love2020 — the much-talked-about art piece — and many more.
When and how did you start doing street art?
I did my first piece in Germany. I decided to keep company with my friend, who traveled abroad by car. I printed a big portrait of a girl I knew, made some glue, took my brushes and left. I must admit, I had to have a drink, because I was very nervous. I was gluing the portrait down on a very crowded avenue. But it all went well, and my work is still there two years later.
How did your personal style shape?
I don't think it is completely shaped and neither I'm sure it needs to be. I appreciate female beauty. There is something magnetizing, something cosmic about it. That is probably why I became a fashion photographer — the industry is filled with gorgeous faces.
I was inspired by The Perfect Sense, the scene where the characters kiss with masks on. I thought, "Wow, this is powerful." That's how it all started
FERNANDO, photographer and street artist
How did you come up with the idea of people kissing in masks?
I was inspired by The Perfect Sense, the scene where the characters kiss with masks on. I thought, "Wow, this is powerful." That's how it all started.
Then, I invited a couple I knew to a photoshoot. We went to this field near my house and took pictures. Printing, editing, and… voilà! The piece is called Love2020.
What do you do?
I am a photographer, I try to make art. I love playing chess, listening to music and dreaming.