Jose Morales


Born in the Dominican Republic to a family of fashion designers, jewelry designers, and hair stylists, Jose Morales moved to New York City in 1996. Morales is an artist, professional photographer, graphic designer, and editor-in-chief who obtained a degree in Visual Communications in 2003. Additionally, Morales has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing (2009) and is finalizing a Master’s in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Finance.

In 2016, Morales founded BlueAngel Photography New York, a trademarked business specializing in fashion, travel, portrait, food, and fitness photography. Expanding on his vision and passion for the arts, he founded and registered Guild Magazine in 2018, a lifestyle magazine reaching a monthly readership of thousands and which distributes on-demand printed versions to more than 40 countries and is designed to serve as a reliable and trusted voice for professionals and up-and-comers in the photography, fashion, art, travel, and food industries.

Morales’s work is recognized for his references to Renaissance art through his use of light, shadows, production, and color grading. The name for his magazine, ‘Guild,’ is a nod to the guilds of that era, which existed to maintain and protect the standards of the professions they represented as well as the interests of their members and their skills.

Morales’s talent has opened doors for him worldwide, working with major brands not only in the fashion industry but also in the world of hospitality and culinary arts. His work has been accepted and registered with the Library of Congress.

Besides being passionate about the arts, Morales is a Registered Nurse with special certifications in Med-Surg and Case Management. He has accomplished various years as an awarded Nurse leader and has worked at the director level for some of the largest health insurance companies and health systems in the United States. Morales thanks Nursing for further inspiring his work, as his art is a form of escapism from the human suffering and pain he has witnessed as a Registered Nurse.

Previous to founding his businesses, Morales was also the co-owner of KaoKao, Inc., a clothing manufacturing company located in Coral Gables, Miami, which manufactured for multiple brands sold in the USA and Europe, as well as his sister’s clothing brand, Bernarda Collection, for which he was the head photographer. This connection to fashion through his sister and close relationship with her were the catalysts for Morales launching his own businesses.

Morales resides between New York and New Jersey, where he lives with his partner of 15 years and his beloved English Bulldog, Gori.