10 Facts about Fernando Arias (and his Photography)

  1. Born in Havana, Cuba, moved to New York when he was 1, and then to Miami at the age of 12.

  2. Currently resides in Boca Raton Florida. His nickname for the studio is “The Bat Cave.” and clients refer to Fernando and his wife Sonya as “The Dynamic Duo”.

  3. Has won numerous photography awards (they are all neatly packed in a box. He’s very modest about displaying them.)

  4. He prefers to speak English but will rattle on in Spanish when coaxed, and understands the Caribbean-Trini dialect perfectly.

  5. He has lots of hobbies, cycling, mountain biking, paintball, motocross, iPhoneography.  (He never wants to grow up. “Work hard! Play hard!” That’s his motto.

  6. He has lots of tattoos, but usually conceals them with long sleeve shirts and long pants. (Wow-who knew?)

  7. He learned to shoot with a 4 X 5 camera and has been shooting with Large and Medium-format cameras for over 25 years.

  8. Loves collaborating with clients, but doesn’t mind if you prefer to art direct via e-mail.

  9. Works with state-of-the-art equipment: Linhof, Elinchrom, Phase One, Hasselblad, Canon. He is addicted to gadgets, especially smart phones.

  10. He will always go the extra mile in every aspect of shooting…he always wants his clients to be happy.