Working as a young photojournalist during his college year, Herminio gained knowledge and visual strength to apply for a graduate degree. In 1996 Herminio was admitted to Rochester Institute of Technology where he obtained his Master in Fine Art degree in Imaging Arts and Science on Photography.
Since his graduation in 1998, Herminio has had the opportunity to work in the academic industry in the most prestigious universities in Puerto Rico in their communications schools. As a full time photography professor, Herminio helped to create new courses and curriculums to create and improve better photographers and techniques in the field.
Currently, Herminio works as a professor, as a commercial photographer, and as a stringer photojournalist for agencies and newspaper such as: The Associated Press, The New York Daily News, The New York Times and the San Antonio Express News.
Also, Herminio does customs-art photography, and social projects for different and exclusive clients and foundation that trust in his photographic experience, his conceptual perception of the medium and in his imagination.