Meet Rom Matibag
Headshot and Portrait Photographer in NYC
Rom is a Professional NYC Headshots photographer who also dabbles in web design, graphics design and desktop publishing. He is also a professional blogger and an amateur songwriter. He previously worked for IBM and Nestle and studied Catholic Theology while attending the Seminary. He lived in Australia for several years where he honed his training in Photography, Marketing and Digital Publishing, as an in-house photographer, archivist and graphic designer while studying. He worked in e-commerce vending and product photography in Los Angeles. He moved to New York to become a professional photographer and later established his own photography studio in Queens. Rom also holds a Bachelors degree in Nursing and Philosophy. He was part of the 10,000 Headshots initiative back in July 2020 and is currently a member of Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew. He currently blogs in his The Romp Blog.
Reasons Why Clients Prefer Rom
more than a decade of professional photo shooting and taking photos
puts every work in high quality standards and strict attention to details
never runs out of ideas and makes every session fun and exciting
puts his multidisciplinary work experience in multimedia into application
not overpriced and always make sure that clients have their money’s worth
coaches clients thoroughly on how to have that confidence in front of the camera
photos are delivered to clients promptly and in the highest quality possible
listens to his clients concerns and communicates with them professionally
Well versed in Photoshop used in photo editing and graphic designing
Highly skilled in Lightroom and post production
Excellence in photo retouching and editing
Makes music videos and video presentation with ease
Rom considers himself as an artist. He explores different avenues of art expression. His Headshots are just part and parcel of his artistry. He has a collection of Australian landscapes in his portfolio which he shot while living and studying down under for several years. He is also a collector and hobbyist who, on his free time collects toys and pop culture collectibles and dabbles in wildlife photography. He once won a Photography contest in Australia using only a point and shoot camera. He was able to explore all sorts of Photography niches while in Australia and in Los Angeles, due mostly to his work as an in-house photographer. But it is in New York, when he met Peter Hurley in one of the conferences he attended, that he decided he would specialize in Headshots and Portraits Photography. Rom loves taking photos of people’s faces because it expresses the theological and philosophical concept he holds about the likeness of man’s image of the Divine. He sees every subject of his photography as an image of a higher being, therefore all is beautiful and unique in their own beautiful way.
Rom's Interview during the 10,000 Headshot Initiative last July 2020
By Jessica Easthope The coronavirus pandemic has left an estimated one and a half million New Yorkers out of a job. But some feel they’re still not out of that big city luck, and that ...
Look Good, Feel Good: Former Seminarian Uses Photography Skills to Help Unemployed New Yorkers During Pandemic
Photographer Rom Matibag steps out from behind the camera at the 10,000 Headshots photo initiative, held in Midtown Manhattan on July 22. (Photo: Erin DeGregorio) Former Seminarian Uses Ph...
VIDEO: Photographers’ ‘10,000 Headshots’ Initiative Offers Free Headshots to Unemployed During Pandemic
I had an interview last year during the 10,000 Headshots by the Currents News Team on site of our 10,000 Headshot Location. Let me quote on their news article and video spiel: "Rom Matibag ...