About Me


Mike Calimbas, originally from New Jersey, has been based out of Houston, TX since 1997. After graduating from university, Mike made his way into the corporate world, specializing in talent acquisition, marketing and sales.

Following his passions, Mike moved into writing and then behind the lens around 2010. Since then he’s enjoyed working globally, shooting industry events and specializing in photojournalism for growing sports including Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Mike now splits time between that expertise and more traditional photography work, including studio portrait sessions, weddings, and the like.

Mike Calimbas Photography has been published in:
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • San Antonio Express-News
  • Opportunity Houston / Texas Monthly
  • 002 Magazine
  • Globo Esporte
  • SporTV
  • FIGHT! Magazine
  • GracieMag
  • Jiu-Jitsu Magazine
  • JITS! Mag
  • MMAJunkie / USA Today Sports
  • FightLand
  • Beaumont Examiner
  • Legacy Magazine
  • MiddleEasy
  • Various newspapers across the globe…
  • and more…