Photo by Molly Condit of  Great Bear Media

Photo by Molly Condit of Great Bear Media

My name is Jose Carlos and I'm a portrait photographer in Southern Arizona. My family moved to Tucson from the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois in the Summer of 2001.  It was a difficult transition to make because Tucson is the polar opposite of Chicago. As time passed I really grew to love the desert, the people and everything that makes Arizona unique and beautiful.

In my downtime I like to relax and listen to music that has thought provoking lyrics and powerful rhythms. I enjoy deep and interesting conversations with close friends, family and even people I've just met. I also love the outdoors, hiking and camping with my folks.

Since my first international trip in the Summer of 2017, my eyes were opened to how beautiful this planet really is. A good friend of mine and I traveled to the Philippines and Thailand. We visited his family and explored the sights, the culture, and indulged in the variety of delicious food. I had an amazing and humbling experience, definitely one for the books! I plan to travel much more in the coming years.

I discovered my passion for photography and made the decision to buy my first dSLR in early 2013, when I realized that I have always had a connection to the art. I remember buying disposable cameras as a kid and the excitement of getting my photos developed. I also remember drawing in a sketch pad and letting my imagination run wild. I even created cartoon scenes from scratch in the Paint program on Windows '95! I owned a point-and-shoot camera in my teenage years, and to this day challenge myself to take creative photos on my phone.

 I've come to love the art of portraiture, and have become obsessed with learning to master light. 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better. I’d love to get to know YOU as well! I invite you to meet with me and chat over a cup of coffee any time!

I'll talk to you soon!

Jose C.