Miguel Matos was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was raised in the United States due to his parentâ€™s missionary work. Miguel showed interest in photography at an early age after reading a Time magazine article on President Ronald Regan which included pictures of the President taken by White House Photographer Pete Souza, who is currently Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama.
Through the years, Miguelâ€™s passion for photography grew, and in 1992 he attended the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale where he gained a degree in photography. His first assignment was to photograph and document the Detroit newspaper strike in 1995 for Vance International. After five years of working and traveling for Vance International, Miguel decided to study film at FMU in 2000. While attending FMU, he worked for IAX Studio in Kissimmee, FL as Studio Manager, and after three years he made the decision to become a freelance photographer. Since then, he has photographed artists and political figures such as: B.B. King, Ricky Martin, Chayanne, Eric Clapton, Luis Fonsi, Marc Anthony, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. Miguel has covered NBA games for the Orlando Magic and photographed for an article featuring San Antonio Spurs Manu Ginobili.
In 2010, Miguel began represening Prestige Vision as their photographer operating in Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean Islands, servicing billion dollar companies and multimillion dollar hotels, yachts and real estate properties.
Miguel is passionate about photography and wants to combine his love for photography in his work. His goal during a photo session is to capture the emotions of the person and not only how they appear, but also tells who they are for many years to come. Miguel creates photos that speak to the needs of ad and modeling agencies, design firms and corporations. Miguel stated, “My goal is to produce photos that people will want to look at forever.â€ť