Jose Angel is a world-renowned international award winning & published documentary photographer, director and cinematographer based between the U.S & Mexico and extending his brand as far as London, his filmmaking & directing style is far from normal. Jose Angel didn’t step foot into this industry to become famous or popular, in fact he would rather remain behind the scenes and low key under the radar and move quietly. His filmmaking & directing style is far from normal. What started out as a simple idea to pick up a camera in 1997 became his biggest passion leading up into 2022 and hasn't looked back since. Angel has a specific approach and a very distinctive style and technique for every project. What seems different and odd to others he sees it as an opportunity to produce something different and further allows him to experiment with a wider spectrum and see the bigger picture with his creative process. His visual creative process starts with a simple idea and a very simple yet complex creative treatment or script for every one of his hand selected projects. Jose Angel pays a lot of attention to detail from textures, colors, shades, sounds, lighting, shadows, shapes and full framing, he likes a busy frame. Jose Angel is known for his staggering and countless long takes, long shots, composition and framing. Jose Angel is never willing to compromise with his filming approach, he knows what he wants and what kind of style and look he’s going for that is why these are some of his strengths that set him apart from the rest. His camera movement approach has never been about capturing completely perfect still or stabilized shots or takes. His mood on a set will determine if whether or not he'll capture his footage with a shoulder rig, hand held rig, gimbal stabilizer, 3 - Axis camera gimbal, camera crane or any other piece of equipment. Jose Angel focuses more on the storyline and the emotions and feelings as the scene is unfolding right before your eyes. Jose Angel wants to make you feel some type of way when you view his work and that is what his end goal is.
Growing up in the rough streets 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, he lost a few close friends along the way due to gangs, violence and drugs. 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. This self-taught renowned photographer and filmmaker has shared the stages and film sets with some of the most important influential artist, musicians, actors, actresses, celebrities, athletes, directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, 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. It's never been about money or fame for Jose Angel it simply came down to following his biggest dream and tell stories with his work and share it with the world in hopes of inspiring and motivating others to follow their dreams.
Jose Angel grew up listening to House Music, Deep House, Tech House, Disco House and everything else in between. This allowed him to work alongside and build friendships and longtime relationships with some Legendary names in the House Music industry such as DJ Sneak, Bad Boy Bill, Ralphi Rosario, Derrick Carter, CZR, Rafael “Ito” Garcia, Todd Terry, Mark Farina and Felix Da Housecat, DJ Colette & Ron Carroll just to name a few.