My name is Albert Anthony Martinez. I am a 29 year-old father to a son whose ever expansive imagination is reminiscent of my own. From a very early age I've always been fascinated and observant to detail. From the minuscule woven seams in my jeans, to a copious star-filled night sky. While sitting in a chair behind a tiny desk, I was greatly obsessed with what was going on outside of the classroom.
As an adult, I learned to channel that curiosity into composing music, and dabbling in film editing and creative writing. But, then I took my first photograph on a descent camera, and that changed me. It was in that moment I realized I could begin to capture all of the things my heart and head were enveloped by. That is where my journey began, and this is where my journey has led me to.
Some of my favorite and best work so far is presented to you in the PORTFOLIO link (above). And on my TUMBLR (above), you will find a periodical journal of conceptual and miscellaneous photography from me. Being born and raised in such a diverse city and culture such as Los Angeles, I am inspired by people, places and things. Whether it is a facial expression, the dynamics of body language, an excess or absence of light, the way the sea and land wed, or anything at all, I want to capture and convey the attitude and emotion of both struggle and hope. Though I strive to grow and hone my technique, I revel in some of the more old school film styles of editing.
I hope you enjoy the documentation of my journey, and maybe even join along at some point.
With much love,