Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tropical Paradise

Las Cuevas Bay truly is a tropical paradise for me. Enjoy this beach photo of Trinidad taken with my jPhone.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Urban Fine Art Fave - "Hey Mr. DJ"


Hey Mr. DJ - Here is a portrait of DJ Sureshot killing it on the 1s and 2s at Taj in lower Manhattan.

Sureshot and I went to High School together so it is with great pleasure that I get to posterize him with an Urban Fine Art Photo.

Urban Fine Art

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tales From The Caribbean Hood - "We Entrepreneurs"

Welcome to a special Tales From The Caribbean Hood. This episode is called "We Entrepreneurs". Let us listen in as West Indian Mike breaks it down...

"These days business is very high-tech. And you know we West Indians are highly entrepreneurial. To the naked eye this image looks like an upside down shopping cart. However, this is actually a Mobile Chicken Coop. Yes, you can mind your chickens anywhere you'd like now.

We like to call this our "Sidewalk Special". It has improved our customer's productivity by 33%. Don't delay, buy one now."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

iPhone Urban Fine Art Fave - "The Way"

"The Way"

As I was doing location scouting for a photo shoot in Trinidad, I saw this frame of an abandonded chapel which I found very interesting. I took this photo from the inside looking out. I call it "The Way".

Although narrow, it leads toward illumination. I see the tree (of life) ahead. I ackowledge the door broken off to the side as if access was granted to me by an incredible force. I see the top of the doorway is divided from the top down.

When I look at this I can't help but think about God and what He has done in my life. He makes a way because Jesus is "The Way".

Sunday, March 14, 2010


It's a little gloomy and rainy in the NYC today as I head to church. So I thought I would share a lil sunshine.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Beautiful People @ Adina & Trevor's Wedding


When Adina told me she needed a photographer for her destination wedding right outside of Tampa, Florida, I was very happy. Adina and I attended the same primary school so we go way back.

The guest list was about seventy-five people who gathered at the lovely Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. And we truly danced like nobody's business that afternoon/evening.

Check out this video to enjoy the beautiful people who were there.

The Beautiful People @ Adina & Trevor's Wedding from Joseph D. Martinez on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"DR Blunts" - Tales From The Hood

Welcome to another Tales From The Hood. Let's listen in as Hector shares his insight to his boy Alex...

"Son, I don't buy from the bodegas anymore. Duane Reade is like the Costcos for blunts. Look over the counter. They got over 50 different flavas. I'm high right now just looking at this."

La La Leslie Sweet 16


It was such a pleasure to photograph Leslie's Sweet 16. The Melendez family is hilarious and very loving. And they know how to party.

Towards the end of the night I was both dancing and photographing people at the same time. I had a blast.

It is evident in this slideshow.

La La Leslie Sweet 16 from Joseph D. Martinez on Vimeo.

Leslie with friends and family at her Sweet 16. Photography and Video by Joseph Dominick Photography

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Steel Pan

The steel pan is the only acoustic (non-electric) instrument invented in the twentieth century. It was invented on the island of Trinidad

It is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, and is still strongly associated with Calypso and other Caribbean music styles.

Urban Fine Art Fave - "Brushed"


Brushed - It is dry season in Trinidad right now. With the lack of rain, much of the vegetation is dry. This can lead to brush fires.

For each of the ten days I was in Trinidad, I either smelled the ash from a brush fire, saw the smoke of a brush fire, or actually witnessed the actual flames from a brush fire.

This landscape was taken en route to the north coast.

Urban Fine Art

Monday, March 8, 2010


Macqueripe is a lovely place in Trinidad. This is one of the spots I go to for relaxation in the salt water.

If you look in the deep horizon you can see the coastline of Venezuela.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Journeys From Trinidad


So I am in Trinidad enjoying myself. I thought it would be great to share with you my favorite beach, "Las Cuevas".

Las Cuevas Beach from Joseph D. Martinez on Vimeo.

On the north coast of Trinidad.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Urban Fine Art Fave - "The Dancer"


The Dancer
- In this portrait, Deon, the dancer, uses his mind, body and spirit to convey the message of the dance choreographed by Andre Largen at the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.

Urban Fine Art