Fernando Decillis lived was born in Uruguay in the 1970s. His family escaped a military dictatorship to start a new life in the United States when he was 10 years old. His love for taking pictures was born out of a series of happy accidents after receiving the disappointing news that his immigration status to the United States precluded him from accepting athletic scholarships to university. After becoming naturalized at 23 years old, he attended Portfolio Center. His life's work is to make pictures that tell stories of real life and from the imagination.