Miguel Hortiguela was born in Madrid, Spain, from where he learned his mother tongue, moved to Montreal at an early age, where he received an excellent foundation in French, and currently lives in Toronto, where he dedicates himself to the Art of Photography. Always searching for an outlet to express his creativity, Miguel has also dabbled in music and suspects that there may be a book stashed away in his soul.
“I was fortunate to have received an informal education in art and design from my parents, and it was my father who encouraged me to pursue photography as an outlet for expressing my creativity. However, it wasn’t until after I’d enrolled in the Fish and Wildlife Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College that I decided to purchase my first real camera. The rest is pictorial history.” Miguel has had the privilege of photographing spectacular homes, the honour of accompanying a plane full of children participating in a Sunshine Foundation trip to Disney World, completing a unique assignment with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, producing photographs along the James and Hudson’s Bay coastlines, and the opportunity of handling and photographing thousands of priceless artifacts and specimens at the Royal Ontario Museum. Miguel was personally invited to the United Nations to document celebrations for the 2010 International Day of Non-Violence in New York,and since 2011 has completed several volunteer postings for CUSO International, travelling to Bolivia and Peru to document Development Aid Projects.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada