Hugo Fernandes


Hugo Fernandes was born in New York in 1985 and received his BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2007.

Hugo’s photographs are a journey through his life, depicting his unique experiences with two very different groups of people: those he knows intimately and those whom he has just met online. Inspired by his feelings of never fitting in, his photographs reflect on and aim to capture moments of impact through private portraits of himself or others. The resulting images are reclusive and personal, yet cinematic and seductive.

Hugo’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at organizations such as Humble Arts, Aperture, GLAAD, Camera Club of New York, Visual Arts Gallery and Galleria San Ludovico. His work has been published in Abercrombie and Fitch, OUT Magazine, F-Stop Magazine and Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography.

Hugo currently resides and works in NYC.


Troy, Montreal, 2009 /

Jimmy, Miami, 2011 /

Javier, Miami, 2011 /

Remy, Montreal, 2009 /

Hagai, Tel Aviv, 2011 / Grindr

Jeff, New York, 2008 /

Dany, Montreal, 2009 /

Brian, New York, 2009 /

Itai, Tel Aviv, 2011 / Grindr

Roozbeh, New York, 2008 /

Jacques-Yves, Montreal, 2009 /

Taylor, New York, 2011 / Grindr

Barak, Tel Aviv, 2011 / Grindr

Roburt, New York, 2011 /

Jay, New York, 2009 /

Moshe, Tel Aviv, 2011/ Grindr