Ever since I was a kid I've always had an attraction to the image, whether moving or still. I vividly remember being 8 years old and going to the movies to see a children's film and sneaking in to see the Godfather instead. I was enthralled not only by the acting and story, but more so by the poetry of the images and the color palette of the film. Maybe growing up with a Rolleiflex and a Model One SX-70 Polaroid at home had a little something to do with it as well, I don't really know, but in retrospect, love for the image and all things creative is why I do what I do.
Over the years I've been lucky to work on some very cool video and photography related projects with some pretty amazing people. All this work has really helped me grow and learn from some of the very best in the business.
In 2008, after three college majors and a successful broadcast career, on a nudge from my wife and some close friends, I launched a boutique studio to continue working on and developing projects and ideas.
[ r2:studios ] is that platform, where we focus on photography, new media, video and film production for multiple distribution platforms.
Some of our past and present clients include: Refinery29, MTV2, Adidas, UNIQLO, Intel, Hawaiian Airlines, MTV, Sony Music, Scholastic, Verizon, Time Life, Vox Profero, HBO, Teen People, Brand Jordan, Russell Simmons, Motown Records, the NBA and New Era.
                                                                                                                                    - Rafael Jimenez
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