From a young age, Andrés Hernández had a fascination with the arts. By the age of six, he was taking classes in painting and sculpture as well as music lessons. However, his interest always centered around visual arts.
As a child he was often seen with his father’s camera taking pictures of everything from the outdoors to the toys in his room. Andrés’ devotion to photography continued into college, where in 1999, he graduated top of his class from the Art Institute of Medellin with a BA in Advertising.
Soon after graduating, Andrés made the bold decision to leave his home country of Colombia to move to the United States, where he didn’t know anyone and had to learn the language, to pursue a career in Motion Graphics and 3D Animation. He made Miami his new home, immediately landing a job in multimedia and web design. In 2001, he ventured to Washington, D.C. to work for an advertising firm. A few years later, he returned to Miami where he had the opportunity to work exclusively with renowned Latin celebrities such as actress Sofia Vergara and singer Juanes building and designing their personal websites.
As the age of digital photography took off, Andrés applied his years of graphic design skills to photo retouching, building his personal style and talent as a respected photographer – ultimately launching his own company; Andrés Hernández Studio, Inc. In 2010, Communication Arts Magazine – the largest international trade journal of visual communications, recognized Andrés for his work with Rite Aid’s national advertising campaign around health and wellness.
Andrés’ work expanded beyond photography, into the digital and social video space. In 2013, he directed and produced an exclusive beauty and fashion video series in partnership with YouTube’s largest Latin network, Mitú. The series was later acquired by Discovery Familia who broadcasted it across the U.S. and Latin America. His other video experience includes a fitness and wellness series with German-American designer, actress and model Barbara Becker.
Over the last few years, Andrés has quickly built a diverse client base including the likes of Mazda, Universal Music, Gibson USA, American Express, Norwegian Cruise Line, Men’s Health, Vogue Mexico and Glamour – to name a few. He’s also worked alongside reputable advertising agencies such as Y & R Spain, JWT, M & C Saatchi Berlin, República, Ogilvy & Mather, Marc USA and BBDO Asia.
With dreams of working more closely with major global fashion brands, in 2016, Andrés made the decision to move to the fashion capital of the world, New York City. Andrés is praised for his ability to bring teams together to flawlessly execute all client needs. His work has been featured in art exhibitions, billboards and magazines in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Recently, Andrés discovered a profound passion for humanitarian projects, allowing him to give back to the community through his talent. He joined The Healing Hands Foundation on missions to Latin America to document the charitable medical and dental efforts they afforded to those most in need. Andrés has also collaborated with Fashion Tails, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising animal rescue awareness. Leveraging his social media fanbase, he’s also successfully collected clothing and toys for underprivileged children.
Working with Andres was a positive experience in general.
Although, the conditions on which we were under, were not even close to ideal, we were able to get what we needed and even more. I hope we can work together again on an upcoming project given the excellent results.
I definitively recommend Andres as a good professional to work with
Andres is a total professional. He assembled a great team around him that created an easy, stress free environment. And the pictures were perfect! I can’t recommend enough, he was absolutely great to work with.
One of the most creative photographers my agency has had the privilege of working with. Andres is creative and super talented. He has great ability to work in a variety of styles and situations. He has always come through and delivered GREAT results. I highly recommend him.
Andres is a true artist and diligent professional. We had the pleasure of shooting UltraMorea’s first lifestyle shoot with Andres and I can confidently state that the experience and results could not have been better. From planning the mood board to gathering a talented team, Andres exuded confidence and displayed a great degree of professionalism to execute a successful shoot. Thanks to Andres and his magic touch, UltraMorea has been widely praised by both its customers and the media.