We had the good fortune of connecting with Jose Carlos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jose, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
Discovering that photography is the perfect platform for me to create and connect with the world brings me immeasurable happiness. Connecting with people, building that relationship, and creating beautiful portraits for them. Bringing joy to others the best way I know how. You just can’t beat that.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started my business at the end of 2017 as a portrait photographer here in Tucson, Arizona. I specialize in creating beautifully lit, contemporary portraits for everyday people in all walks of life. I love connecting with every one of my Clients, and delivering on my promise to create the most beautiful portraits they’ve ever seen. I thrive off of challenging myself in order to learn and to grow, in business and in life. I’m a firm believer that something worth having rarely comes easily. I want people to know that I’m here to help tell their stories, share their legacy, and celebrate life with them.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If a friend were visiting from out of town, these are some things we would do and spots we’d hit. We’re definitely hitting hiking trails at Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park, Madera Canyon, and Mt. Lemmon to name a few. You can’t go wrong. Then we’d head to Gates Pass or Windy Point Vista to experience one of our amazing Arizona sunsets. We’re definitely hitting my favorite brunch spot, Baja Cafe. Catching a stand-up show at Laffs Comedy Cafe. Visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, and DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. We’d walk downtown and 4th Ave. to grab a bite to eat, at any of our great local food joints. Maybe burgers at Diablo Burger, followed by dessert at The Screamery. If they want great Mexican food, I’d take them to Guadalajara Grill, El Guero Canelo for Sonoran hot dogs, or Tumerico for a delicious vegan dish. We’d have fry bread at San Xavier Mission, and drive up ‘A’ mountain for the best view of the city.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give a shoutout to the friends and mentors I’ve met through the photography community, who constantly push me to succeed and inspire me to grow. I honestly don’t think I would’ve gathered enough courage to start my own business without their guidance and support. I’ve met the majority of them through a local Facebook group called Tucson Aspiring and Professional Photographers (T.A.P.P.), created by my friend and fellow photographer Justin Haugen.