Adriano Fagundes grew up in Brazil's capital, Brasília. In 1990 he moved to New York City to study photography at The School of Visual Arts, while attending SVA he worked as a freelance assistant to several photographers in NY, learning first hand how to apply different techniques to varied styles of photography. For three years, beginning in 1995 , Adriano worked as the first assistant to legendary Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort. In 1998 Adriano began his career as a professional photographer in New York City.
His images have been featured in a range of magazines including InStyle, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Dazed and Confused, Filter, Clam Magazine, People magazine, Trace Mag., Travesias (Mexico), Gatopardo (Mexico), French Max, British Cosmopolitan, Self, Essence, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Siempre Mujer, Marie Claire, German Glamour, Vital (Austria), More, Fitness, UP Magazine (Portugal), Delta Magazine, Caribbean Travel + Life and Condé Nast Traveler. His Corporate clients include HBO, Mercedes Benz, AMC, Sephora, Jergen’s, Eddie Bauer, Original Penguin, Hennessy, American Express, Velour Records, CTI Records and Domino Records.
In Brazil his clients are: Universal Music, WARNER Music, VIX Swimwear, VEJA Luxo, VIP magazine, Glamour Magazine, Rota Leste, Revista ALFA, MODA (Joyce Pascovich), Revista Contigo, GLOSS Magazine, Revista COSMOPOLITAN, Revista Serafina, The President, AZUL magazine, Revista GOL, Revista TRIP, RED REPORT, TAM-Nas Nuvens, VAMOS Magazine, INKED, CAPI, ZUX and Cyrela.
Adriano's philosophy to photography is surprisingly simple: If he is open, prepared, and relaxed the right photographs will come to him, and they do! He loves what he does. He loves to travel, play drums, DJ, meet new friends and capture the power and beauty of people. To each of these activities he brings the same passion, openness, and honesty.
Adriano lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.