Fernando Decillis Atlanta Lifestyle Photographer Recognition & Awards: 2017 APA Award | Advertising 2016 American Photography 32 2016 Cannes Lions Shortlist 2016 The Fence | Georgia Fence Project 2015 International Photography Awards | Advertising | 1st | Conceptual 2015 International Photography Awards | Advertising | Photographer of the Year 2015 International Photography Awards | Honorable Mention | Editorial | Political 2015 Communication Arts | Award of Excellence | Documentary 2015 Photo District News | Faces 2013 Communication Arts | Award of Excellence | Editorial 2013 Communication Arts | Award of Excellence | Conceptual 2012 International Photography Awards | 2nd | People | Family 2012 International Photography Awards | Honorable Mention | People | Portrait 2012 International Photography Awards | Honorable Mention | Editorial | Environmental 2012 International Photography Awards | Honorable Mention | Deeper Perspective 2012 International Photography Awards | Honorable Mention | People | Culture 2012 Fotomuseo | Fotomaraton | Grand Prize 2010 Fotomuseo | Fotomaraton | Second Place 2008 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize | National Portrait Gallery Partial Client list: Agency: 22Squared Ames Scullin O'Haire BFG BBDO Worldwide Carmichael Lynch CDMNY Global Prairie Grey Advertising JWT Worldwide Leo Burnett Link9 McCann Erickson MullenLowe Ogilvy & Mather TBWA Upshot Young & Rubicam Celebrities: Matthew McConaughey Sofia Vergara Juanes Roger Federer Radamel Falcao James Rodriguez Offset (Migos) Martina La Peligrosa Tyrese Gibson Reykon Sebastian Yatra Jude Demorest Luke James Brands: AT&T Baxter International Bayer Canon Inc Campari Group Capital One Cerveza Aguila Chevrolet Claro Coca-Cola Corona CNN Crown Imports Direct TV Drug Free America Fiat GM GlaxoSmithKline Goodyear Grupo Modelo The Home Depot Microsoft Mitsubishi Electric Progressive Commercial Reebok Texaco Toyota Victoria Beer Wild Turkey Bourbon Editorial: Adweek Atlanta Magazine Bitter Southerner Bloomberg Businessweek Bocas El Tiempo CNN Mother Nature Network The New York Times Revista Diners Smithsonian Magazine Time Magazine Vanity Fair Entertainment: Fox Studios MTV ABOUT Fernando Decillis is an Atlanta-based photographer specializing in advertising and documentary projects. Fernando was born in Montevideo, Uruguay to a teenage seamstress and an airport ramp agent. He spent his childhood roaming his town, Shangri La, asking local fisherman for advice and riding through Uruguay’s flat country roads as one of four passengers on his dad’s moped. In an effort to escape Uruguay’s military dictatorship, the Decillis family set out for the United States. At ten years old, speaking no English, Fernando attended public school in what is known today as the Dekalb International Corridor of Atlanta, or Buford Highway. His love of fútbol was an inroad to making friends with other immigrant children from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, who were simultaneously assimilating to life in the U.S. Fernando quickly learned to rely on nonverbal communication to foster a sense of oneness on the field with teammates who all spoke different languages. Fernando translates this skillset fluidly to photograph people from all walks of life. His award-winning photography teases a humanistic beauty out of common situations. His photographs are extraordinary in execution and subtle in imposition. Fernando has worked on campaigns for Coca-Cola, Reebok, Wild Turkey Bourbon, and many more. His work has been featured in publications such as AdWeek, Smithsonian Magazine, CNN and Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2015 Fernando was honored by the International Photography Awards with the title of Advertising Photographer of the Year and won a Communication Arts Award of Excellence. He was nominated for International Photographer of the Year for the 2015 Lucie Awards. He is fluent in English and Spanish.