Francisco Fernandez is a Photographer and Journalist from Caracas Venezuela. He is been living in NYC and has worked as a Photographer for over 15 years. He studied Broadcasting and Journalism in Caracas after studying Illustration. At the same time he was taking Photography workshops. Really soon he started working as a freelance photographer and as a full time Producer for a National Publishing Company. After quitting this job decided to become a full time Photographer and set up a Studio with a Partner in Caracas. Four years ago moved to NY to study Fine Arts Photography at The International Center of Photography and after graduated has been working in NY with his ultimate passion, photography.
I love the idea of creating images, even if their are simple. Directing and communicating with people, also understanding their features their beauty, honoring with the camera what my appreciation of their looks its something always exciting and interesting. I have also recently realized I really enjoy the candid aspect of photography. Since I had very little experience before moving here, I guess I had taken for granted the magic candid moments can offer.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many. It will be very unfair to mention one in particular but I do have to say, or I want to believe what can make a shoot very special is the relationship you are able to build with the client. Even if it lasts for 45 min or an hour. Treating people with respect and letting them know they deserve all the attention and dedication during the time they are investing on us photographers, is really important to me. Then, aesthetics and technical aspects are variables easier to control than the way you treat clients.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
-1st Place Fashion Photography. Le Grande Photo International Photography Award 2015
-3rd Place International Photographer of The Year 2015. Category People
-Honorably Mention International Photographer of The Year 2015. Category Fine Art
A fun fact about this photographer
I am told at least twice per week I look exactly like someone else, and this someone else is always a different person.