Photographer | Director | Cinematographer
It all started with a simple idea that later on was going to become my biggest passion and it was going to change my world completely. I wasn’t sure where this new journey was going to take me or how far I was destined to go. Growing up I always enjoyed art, music, cinema, films and photography. Some of my biggest inspirations and mentors are Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Lee, Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino and Roger Deakins just to name a few. Coming up in the photography and film industry is no easy task it's a very competitive industry, and I wasn’t sure how far I was going to make it. It wasn’t easy coming up and getting opportunities I had to put in long hours, days, months and years of hard work and dedication and earn a name for myself and I wasn’t willing to take any shortcuts or cut corners anywhere because I wanted to earn it all in the end. I knew that the minute I stepped foot into this industry that I was going up against some of the best in the world, but that wasn’t going to stop me because I wasn’t trying to be one of the best I was just doing it for myself because it’s my biggest passion. Growing up on the Southside of Chicago Jose Angel grew up listening to House Music, Deep House, Tech House, Disco House and everything else in between. This allowed him to build friendships and longtime relationships with some Legendary names in the House Music industry such as DJ Sneak, Bad Boy Bill, Derrick Carter, Todd Terry, Mark Farina and Felix Da Housecat just to name a few.
Jose Angel is a Chicago based Photographer, Director and Cinematographer; photography never came easy for this Chicago Artist. Growing up in the rough streets on the Southside of Chicago and being surrounded by drugs and gangs in his neighborhood wasn't the easiest or the best lifestyle for him as a kid. As the years past he used his artistic skills in hopes of creating something different and unique with his photography and used it to fuel his passion for art and inspire others along the way. In 1997 he picked up his first camera without knowing anything about photography and no skills or photography school knowledge at all and the rest was history. This self taught photographer has shared the stages with some of the most important renowned influential artist, musicians, actors, celebrities, athletes, directors, writers, producers, public figures and many more in the industry. Nothing has ever came easy or handed down to him he has worked extremely hard his whole life to get to this point in his career. Till this day every project remains a high priority on his A-list and will continue to expand his line of work. Follow Jose Angel from time to time..........."Do what you love and love what you do"
I highly recommend this film it’s by far one of my favorite films of the year it’s truly an inspiring masterpiece from Alfonso Cuaron, Yalitza Aparacio and Marina de Tavira. It’s films like these that inspire me and motivate me to continue to follow my passion in photography, cinematography and directing.