About

About Fotoman

Fotoman is a creative pro bono platform for creatives.

The idea is to enlighten and showcase art, media, photography and interesting places to visit on a global scale using this platform.  . It is Fotomans way of giving back also creating a vibrant community of creative people, writers, artists, poets, photographers e.t.c.

Origin of Idea

30.08.18

The Fotoman concept ironically was spawn from an earlier idea in 2018 where a website was built to showcase photography, showing sights and sounds of Abuja the capital city of Nigeria.

The website was never monetized, and the pictures were for display purposes only, showcasing a flare for photography at the time.

The advent of a shop is purely for people who might come on here and need an E-commerce platform to sell or showcase their intellectual property viz a viz something they have created and want to attach monetary value to for reach and economic gain and need a platform to do so. What better platform to do this than amongst creatives just like themselves who will appreciate their work.

Think of it as you travelling somewhere and instead of just waiting at the travel lounge you can visit the duty free shops and window shop but in this case you have the option to have a shop of your own and set it up so other travelers can stop by your shop too to see if there is something they like. This service is 100% free.

Mission

Fotoman today is an elaborate expansion of its initial concept idea.

Where it has become a creative platform in itself for the congregation of creative people.

  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Writers
  • Poets
  • Software Developers
  • Visual Media Artists
  • Graphic Artists
  • Interactive Multimedia

Visual Artists

Cool Places To Visit

Isla Del Coco.

Isla del Coco is one of Costa Rica’s top destinations for the experienced scuba divers. This area of the ocean is filled with elusive sea creatures such as Giant Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, hammerheads (sphyrna lewini) Dolphins and other marine species is truly out of this world. This is one of the very few places in the world where hammerhead sharks assemble by the thousands; many scientists believe today that they are coming to the region to breed.

Coco Island was declared a National Park and conservation area in 1978 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It is located about 550 km from the Pacific Coast and takes roughly 36 hours to reach. The fantastical atmosphere made Isla del Coco the island double for Isla Nublar in the Jurassic Park movies.

Showboat Branson Belle.

The Showboat Branson Belle offers a 2-hour cruise that includes a delicious meal prepared fresh daily onboard the ship. If you're seeking a more intimate experience, premium dining is available, offering stunning views of Table Rock Lake and VIP show seating.

Scotney Castle.

Romantic Picturesque garden with a 14th century moated castle and a Victorian country mansion - all in a beautiful wooded estate.

Biodam Castle.

Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

Historic, poetic, iconic: a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world-renowned garden.

Visit One of The Coolest cities in the world

San Francisco has the luxury of a vast supply of fresh and locally produced and sourced food and wine, the tasty possibilities are infinite. You kind of can’t go wrong here.

This content is taken from a Vicia faba foody, this legume that is very common in the cuisines of Southern European, Northern European, East Asian, Latin American and North African cuisines, Christine, also a Cianti enthusiast with an obsession with wine and food lives in San Francisco with her husband who is into photography and web-dilettante.

All this being said, Christine has her go-tos and is asked frequently to list them. Et voila:

COFFEE:

Blue Bottle Café

Embarcadero
1 Ferry Building
+1 510 653 3394
Blue Bottle is for those who truly appreciate all of the passion that goes into a superbly prepared cup of coffee. Amateurs, please stay home. It helps to minimize the queue.

DRINKS:

Bourbon and Branch

Downtown
501 Jones Street
+1 415 346 1735
This chic speakeasy is a sassy place for sexy cocktails before or after dinner. Head toward the hidden back room. Reservations are required.

Press Club

Downtown
20 Yerba Buena Lane
+1 415 744 5000
If pressed for time and a trip to Napa/Sonoma can’t be squeezed in, this is a convenient wine tasting room “teaser”. Each area is marketed by visiting vintners who have hands-on knowledge of the vinification of their wines and the story of their winery. Generally speaking, the staff are incredibly knowledgeable.

RESTAURANTS:

Boulevard

Embarcadero
1 Mission Street
+1 415 543 6084
A little upmarket, but if you fancy a more casual dining experience, just belly up to the bar. The food is divine and consistent.

Hog Island Oysters

Embarcadero
1 Ferry Building
+1 415 391 7117
East coast v west coast? Oysters from the west coast win the prize – those briny, creamy, succulent bivalves. Get the Kumamotos and ask for guidance on their other fresh options.

Nopa

560 Divisadero Street
+1 415 864 8643
Meals are extremely fresh while being very mindful of sourcing. This place is always packed and the cocktails hold their own. Random, but they are obsessed with Mas de Daumas Gassac (Grand Cru of the Languedoc), which Is cool. You’ll notice this as soon as you crack open the wine list.

BREAKFAST/PASTRIES:

Tartine Bakery

Noe Valley/Mission
600 Guerrero Street
+1 415 487 2600
Make sure you hit the gym to burn off all of that butter because once you catch a whiff of what Tartine has to offer, you won’t be able to resist.

CHOCOLATE:

Michael Recchiuti Chocolate

Embarcadero
One Ferry Building
+1 415 834 9494
Since first discovered Mr. Recchuiti’s chocolates (10+ years ago when the stores for the Ferry Building were still in the tented Farmer’s Market across the street), she has never left the great city of San Francisco without carting away these insanely delicious confections. Peanut butter pucks are her absolute fave, especially now that she has relocated to Europe and they don’t quite get the symbiotic relationship between peanut butter and chocolate. Fleur de sel caramels are a very close number two.