01/01/2015

The Orange Manuscript. First edition is ready



After long time setting up the pages and testing, The Orange Manuscript is ready. A facsimile compiling 120 selected pages of the notebooks written during the last years.



Printed in high quality vergé paper 100 g/m2.


Great level of detail.



Pages manually bound. Both paper and adhesive for bookbinding are free of acid.



Original Moleskine cover.
  
Moleskine pocket size (140 x 90 mm).
120 pages.
Numbered and signed copies from original notebooks written during the last years.
Very limited edition.

Price: 285 € shipping included with tracking number to worldwide.
Please send an email to naranjacorreo@gmail.com to place an order.

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01/06/2014

South of France in Tri-X atmosphere

Somehow I've missing Kodak Tri-X style today and I decided relive it in digital. I always think original processes are the key and simulations are nothing else than empty ways to nowhere. After a few tests and a lot of fun I've found some kind of acceptable results with last photos from South of France.  The possibilities of digital are endless and it's easy to wrongly believe they could cover everything. They are not trying to simulate the film but bring back the magical and special Tri-X atmosphere.







09/03/2014

Lección de anatomía


Ayer descubrí una tribu inédita


Ayer descubrí una tribu inédita. Sus gentes nunca habían estado en contacto con la civilización antes. Sucedió así: estaba yo de paseo y me desorienté momentáneamente mientras mi cabeza recordaba las formas tan perfectas de unas rodillas que había visto el día anterior, tan femeninas como poco alemanas dada su finura. Me metí por donde no era y acabé en una pequeña arboleda. Oí voces, me asomé y allí estaba la tribu, detrás del supermercado Netto y al lado de la carretera que bordea Donauwörth. Eran claramente homínidos y su número no sobrepasaba la cantidad de veinte. Se percataron de mi presencia y me capturaron dos hombrecillos de los que me podía haber deshecho sin dificultad dado mi desarrollo muscular. Me contuve y pedí que me llevaran ante el jefe de la tribu, que resultó ser un anciano con una manta marrón que daba a pobre. Pregunté si no tenían algo mejor como representante, pero no me debieron entender bien. Eran todos diminutos y ninguno sobrepasaba el metro de altura. Mientras el anciano hablaba, tres bellas nativas me ofrecieron frutas y flores, que agradecí con un gesto ensayado consistente en bajar los párpados lentamente mientras la cabeza asiente con un movimiento medido. Las tres se enamoraron de mí al instante. Comencé a tomar notas manuscritas de semejante descubrimiento, pues de ellas dependerían los estudios posteriores que otros expertos realizarían. Pude catalogarlos como braquicéfalos, de forma erguida y tono fibroso, si bien dos mujeres al fondo tendían al atocinamiento. Las descarté de la muestra para no alterar los datos recogidos. Me mostraron su agricultura, consistente exclusivamente en habas, y dos cabañas. Conocían el fuego pero no la rueda. En compensación por el buen trato recibido, les di a conocer dos aportes fundamentales para su desarrollo: primero les organicé un detallado calendario válido para los siguientes 300 años sin necesidad de ajuste alguno. Después les hablé de Velázquez, aunque la mayoría de ellos todavía seguía preguntándome cosas del calendario, que parecían no acabar de comprender nunca, ni siquiera los más aventajados. Aquella gente tenía las entendederas muy cerradas, pero sin embargo eran muy aptos para la generación de bellas melodías. Me regalaron un #:*%ç, como ellos lo denominaban, similar a una bandurria pero con una decoración floral. Observé que no contaba con chamán alguno y les informé de las ventajas de tener un chamán, Me ofrecí a ello si lo consideraban oportuno. A media tarde me despedí de ellos. Quizá vuelva pronto algún día.

11/02/2014

Página compacta

Creo que es la página más densa de mis cuadernos. El interlineado es el propio del papel verjurado y más fino ya no puedo escribir.

26/01/2014

El mapa, el territorio y lo exuberante


Dibujo en construcción.
El mapa oculta el territorio. Ya casi no deja ver nada y se ha vuelto tan opaco que oscurece todo lo que está en contacto con él. Sin embargo todavía consiguen abrirse paso algunos elementos de la realidad porque son tan fuertes y con tanta energía que nada los detiene, ni siquiera el denso tejido del mapa. Brotan con fuerza. Houellebecq tiene razón: "El triunfo de la vegetación es absoluto".

Y Google Earth, ¿es mapa o territorio? Qué mal lo has entendido (Sancho) si te haces esa pregunta. Google Earth es claro ejemplo de mapa, de los más negros.

27/10/2013

More about The British


I declare myself an expert on British.
Such a huge and amazing culture deserves a research in deep. Let me introduce you some points as a result of my observations. To start, here one of the popular eccentricities: Knit of board in a colorful way, all in a very British environment.

Moleskine Bed & Breakfast

I love the way most of B&B are decorated. A really valuable and endless fountain of details to keep in mind for the day I have my own cottage.
St. Mary, Isles of Scilly.

24/09/2013

Flickr is here again


Flickr is still my favorite webpage. Now it looks much better and I'm back.
Have a look at my site here.

13/09/2013

Just for a flicker

Just for a flicker this complex and random shape appeared in front of me. Fortunately my camera was fast.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

02/09/2013

World order in 2150


I want to think the world will be a nice place to stay in. Maybe it happens in a very far future after a human reset or something. For a nearest times I have a quite black prediction. Here it is:

China rules the game. It arranged to accumulate a huge knowledge about everything never seen before. China controls economic markets, natural resources and science researches. It has also developed the most powerful army, but Americans and Russians keeps some weapons resistance enough to protect themselves.

America is taken by Jews and expends to South. Now it´s correct to name it “America”. Still a big player and survivor because of the army achievements in the past and the fast increase of Jews reproduction.

Muslims remain as a hard core. They don´t control natural resources any more but due to the large population and solid bases are not easy to remove. They live badly under China restrictions but keep their customs and the grouped lands.

Russia and Europe are irrelevant, but still there is an elite able to keep influence and lands due to the links with Jews.

What will it happen after that? I have in mind two ways before 500 years ahead:

1. Weapons capable to remove all humans have been developed, easy to manage and available. That, in a fool hands, will be a disaster. And there are many fools. So all people will be eliminated. This is the best scenario.

2. Science development provides the way to get super-intelligence, due to drugs or computer integrated chips into the brain. So that new generation of hi-performance humans will develop an even better level of intelligence, growing exponentially. So, the first to get this, the first ruling the world. There is no doubt this superpower will bring slaves and another dark age instead a shiny and peace one, over Earth and over other conquered planets.

01/09/2013

Visto en Sarajevo

Sarajevo, como Hong Kong o Venecia, es un punto singular del planeta. Allí se ha ido a concentrar mucha Historia, que no me detengo a relatar por falta de ganas, espacio y conocimiento, porque en cualquier caso yo no estuve allí y sólo me ha llegado de oídas. Lo que sí vi fueron algunas de las siguientes imágenes que se pusieron delante de mí. Sarajevo es una mezcla cultural tan viva como inestable, precisamente por moverse tanto, como el resto de Bosnia y Herzegovina.






07/07/2013

Pinhole camera. Model Square 24



The camera is here.
Optimized design and compact body to take good quality photos.
Practice low-tech! 


Can anyone doubt the camera is one of the best inventions ever? The chance to keep what is in front of you is priceless. Also an entire world of opportunities could be discovered through Photography. What if you don´t need expensive or hi-tech devices for that? You can make your own camera with great results. 

Some years ago I was proud to say my pinhole camera reached better results than cheap digital cameras. But my dear old pinhole used paper, its size was not small and people looked at me in a strange way when saw the box. Today I offer a compact design for a film camera which allows you to take photos even hold free on sunny days.

The goal of my little proyect is to share the knowlodge and try to reach the most quantity of people. Not only the idea of how simple a camera is but also the opportunity for everyone to make their own camera in any place and for almost no money.
Interested? Do not hesitate to try it. The completed information you need is within this post. And all materials you need are these:

Just follow carefully the steps and you will get the camera in your hands very soon.

Download a pdf of the manufacturing process here. Also available in Spanish.

Download a pdf of the drawing for parts here.
Download a pdf of the assembly drawing here.

In order to make the cut task easier, use the template in pdf  here.

Once you have the camera, please have a look at the instructions. 
Download a pdf of the stylish instructions here. Also available in Spanish.

And what about the expected results? Look at this and be surprised! Oh, dear, how much you gives.

I offer this information with no cost or rights so fell free to share with everyone. I will be glad to see your cameras and the photos taken with them. Here for contact: naranjacorreo@gmail.com