Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mother & Daughter - Sweet 16 Portrait


A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure to photograph Stephanie's Sweet 16 in Queens. It was a very hot day but we were able to beat the heat and have a lovely time.

This portrait of Stephanie and her mother Arlene was taken in Stephanie's room.

Sweet 16

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Photo Slideshow - Follow Oscar's B'day


It was great to surprise Oscar with this slideshow of photos from his party. He did not expect it which made it all the more enjoyable when I posted it on his FB page.

I love the song you are about to hear. It fit perfectly with the crowd and the photos from the night.


Follow Oscar's B'day from Joseph D. Martinez on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Urban Fine Art Fave - "On The Waterfront"


As I was editing the selections Valerie and Jose chose from their Engagement Photo Session, this photo caught my eye. I love the look, the sightlines, and of course the Manhattan backdrop. It has the feel like it belongs in a men's magazine.

I call this photo "On The Waterfront".

Urban Fine Art

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Urban Fine Art Fave - "Solomon Starr"


This is one of my favorite photos from the shoot I did with Solomon Starr. This brother is really cool. He is an intellect, a rebel, a friend, a minister, an artist, and so much more.

I have had the opportunity to break bread with him and have real talk. I truly respect and honor him. He is a good dude.

You can follow his music on MySpace and his blog at Fight Back 2010.

Urban Fine Art

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Urban Fine Art Fave - "Queens Love"


Last year Valerie and Jose met with me regarding my photographing their wedding for this September. Since then it has been a joy to watch them prepare for their wedding and share their love with one another.

Last week I had the pleasure to hang with them in Long Island City by the pier. This is the spot they wanted to photograph it. They were especially excited to take photos with the Manhattan skyline behind them.

This urban fine art portrait I call "Queens Love".

Urban Fine Art