I studied Communication Science since I wanted to become a filmmaker (and back then that was the closer option in my hometown to produce audiovisual content) but a few years later I became more interested in studying film rather than produce it.
Nevertheless, while I watched Fellini, Allen or Scorsese’s films, nothing stopped me from buying my favorite fashion magazines and I must confess, I had a hard time focusing in Annie Hall script rather than in Diane Keaton’s character style. There was something in Demarchelier, Meisel and Testino’s photo spreads in Vogue that were as fullfiling to me as Cuarón, Van Sant or von Trier’s films. So during that time I also did my first fashion photography exercises on my photo courses at school.
When I graduated I quitted photography and started working in a newspaper as a web editor until I discovered that being behind a desk didn’t make me happy at all, so I decided to start out again.
Two years ago I did the most important decision in my life: To invest in photography equipment, and focus on photography, breathe it, feel it, work out a portfolio and move to NYC in 2010.
And here I am, living in Brooklyn, trying to make it in the toughest industry during recession and looking for stylish people and capturing them on the street.
8 years later I didn’t became a filmmaker, but I like to think that trough my pictures I’ll be telling you stories. I’m René Fragoso and this is my attempt to pay back to the style blogosphere all that I have gotten from you all of this years.
I hope you like it. Thanks for your visit.