1998-2008 Peru, Spain, Italy, Connecticut, Georgia
In 1998, Fernando and Frances moved to Macon, Georgia where they both accepted faculty positions in the Art Department at Wesleyan College. During these years, Fernando photographed frequently in Peru as well as in Spain, and Italy. Around the year 2000, Fernando continued using negative film, but began scanning negatives and working the files digitally. He purchased an Epson 9600 for the printing of archival inkjet prints. It was also during this time that he purchased a camera with the option for panoramic formats. Eventually, around 2005, Fernando transitioned from film to digital, but he maintained a chemical darkroom to which he occasionally returned as the interest hit him. In 2007, Fernando purchased a home in Barranco, Lima, Peru. He traveled to Peru several times a year for exhibitions and to photograph. During these years, Galeria Lucia de La Puente began representing his photography, and in 2008 the ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruana Norte Americana) held a retrospective of his photography in their Miraflores location. Accompanying this retrospective, the ICPNA published a book covering his photographs from 1968-2007.