Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Like A Star" with Sheena Lee

Caveat: These are not my pictures.

I "borrowed" them. :o)

Creativity can strike at any time. You see, I had this idea of doing a slideshow to the song "Like A Star" by Taio Cruz. Immediately I thought of my friend Sheena Shyninstar Lee. So, I basically went to her MySpace and FB and took all the "star" pics and put this work of art together.

And...Sheena loved it. So now I share it with you. Another funky creation from Joseph Dominick.


Sheena Like A Star from Joseph D. Martinez on Vimeo.

Photos from Sheena

Slideshow production by Joseph Dominick

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Starting a photography business has been really interesting. One of the many conversations in my head is how do I articulate my style of photography. There are so many styles and I enjoy many of them. I like Street Photography, Event Photography, Portrait Photography, Wedding Photography, and Actor/Model Headshot Photography. The one constant in all of these is...people. So from now on I'm just gonna say I do People Photography. :0)

I also see I enjoy using the urban landscape as my backdrop. Growing up in New York City, in the Bronx, has really given me an appreciation for the rich texture of the urban setting. Most of my writing is in an urban context so it comes as no surprise that my visual writing in photography is the same.

Photographers in New York are everywhere. I thank God for making room for me in this biz.

More chronicles of an entrepreneur to come. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

City of Truth Leadership Academy


I had so much fun shooting these photos and organizing this slideshow.

City of Truth Leadership Academy from Joseph D. Martinez on Vimeo.

The photos in this slideshow were taken at the Lord Stirling Outdoor Education Center in NJ by Joseph Dominick Photography.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Headshot

It was bound to happen. I posted enough pictures on Facebook for a friend of mine to ask me to shoot her headshots.

So Joseph Dominick Photography was hired. :0)

It seems she was not thrilled at all with the headshots she had recently taken. Her makeup looked caked on in the photos. The photographer's light also seemed to accentaute the thick makeup.

Unfortunately her other colleagues also took pictures with the same professional photographer and were not satisfied with the results either.

After reviewing what the photographer did with her and her colleagues headshots, we proceeded to review various headshots online by other photographers. This exercise in research was done to get a clear understanding of the visual palette and what this actress found pleasing in headshots. We were able to select a color scheme based directly off of the headshots she found pleasing. In our consultation I was also able to get a clear idea of how she was choosing to market herself in the acting world.

Well our photo shoot went very well. We did both in studio work and outdoor shooting.

I spoke with her this weekend and she loves the headshots I took. She loves them so much she's having a hard time selecting which ones to use. :0)

So once she makes her selection, I will post them here for your viewing.