YOU DON’T TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH, YOU MAKE IT
Martins’s goal as a portrait photographer is to look past the face we present to capture something deeper. Sometimes this results in creating a bright, eye-catching image, and sometimes a more poetic study of the face. Martin often uses simple lighting setups and uncomplicated poses.
Integral to the process of his work is image editing. Every time the shutter is released during a shoot, Martin is considering the visual possibilities of what happens later in the editing suite. Although always striving for the perfect confluence of backdrop, lighting, pose, and expression during the shoot, Martin has an instinct for seeing past those technical obstacles that may be overcome later, in pursuit of spotting hidden secrets that can only be conjured in the moment.