Sunday, November 14, 2010

Portraits of Porsche

I had the pleasure of having Porsche in my studio for a session last week. She was beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead. Despite her trials and tribulations Porsche is one of the most loving and lovely dogs I've met. She's a true testament to the goodness of an animal soul.

This series of portraits was commissioned by the NSC Rescue - a no kill shelter here in Denver. The black and white portraits are available for a limited time and all proceeds from their sale will go to NSC Rescue to help them fight animal abuse and care for the many unwanted dogs and cats in their care.

If you'd like to own an original piece of art and support Porsche's cause, please visit my fine art photography page to make a purchase.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Go see a show!

I suppose I should be apologizing for the delay in posts, but I've been busy creating annual reports, photographing dancers and generally working as a commercial photographer in denver. With that not so apologetic apology let me present a recent pro-bono project and suggest you go see this highly talented group of actors.
the show opens october 22 and you can get tickets at

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In Celebration of Dance - a photographic exhibition

I'm fairly thrilled to have been invited to show my dance photography. This is the first time I've put personal work on such a large display and it has been a lot of fun. For this project I worked with dancers from across the US and Canada. The show features Modern, Lyrical, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Break Dancers.

If you're in Denver, swing by 200 Clayton St in Cherry Creek. The show is free to view, appropriate for all ages and open from 10-6 every day except Sunday when it closes at 4pm.

If you're not in Denver and would like to see the images please call 303-562-5536 to arrange a portfolio. Most of the images are available to license commercially. You can also contact me through my Denver Commercial Photographer website.

Oh, and by the way, yes. he really did that :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Meet Michael

It's been a busy 1st quarter so I'm going to trickle in some of the projects for you to see. First I'd like you to meet Michael, music producer extraordinaire. We did a session in my denver photography studio to create a headshot that would stand out from the crowd of corporate gray backgrounds. Michael, like many of my clients, also wanted something that would allow him leeway on social media to project a contemporary image that was still professional.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Western Couture behind the scenes

Contemporary Western Design from brian Martinez on Vimeo.

Go behind the scenes on the latest release from Contemporary Western Design. Amazing fashion that you might never have thought of if asked to imagine the latest and greatest in western wear.

Photography by Mark Stevens, Makeup by Katelyn Simkins, Video by Brian Martinez, art direction by Thea and Heather.

Friday, February 19, 2010

ADCD's 2010 Paper Fashion Show is March 18

Be sure to mark your calendar for ADCD's 2010 Paper Fashion Show. 40+ local design teams will make amazing fashion pieces using only paper (maybe some glue and/or tape). The event benefits the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts program to give kids access to art after school. Visit for info.

The invite above features Andrew Hoffman's design work, my photography with art direction from Scott Larry, Hair by Darcey Kramer and makeup by Erin Black.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fitness Photographer in Denver

Technically this photo shoot took place in the last moments of 2009, but thanks to a delightfully busy schedule I'm just now bringing it your way. Meet Brian, cover model, fitness guru and natural body builder. Brian came to visit from Phoenix and we were able to capture some great studio shots. Next time we'll get the weather right so we're shooting in AZ when it's -11 in Denver. Cold or no it was a blast. Thanks Brian!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

photography for social media

Happy 2010. So far I couldn't ask for a better start. I had the pleasure of photographing the creative geniuses behind L.A. based Eclipse Productions this week. They're a young, hip and growing company with a number of online presences. We were able to plan our vision for the shoot to capture a wide range of photos of each of the principles for use in a variety of online applications. Because their company spans many genre's it was essential that we create photographs appropriate to each online venue.

Does your online image convey what you need or have you even gone as far as one client and simply scanned your id badge? Swing by to see my work as a business and corporate photographer and drop a line. I'd love to help you create an image library appropriate for all of your online needs and for those of you heavy into social networking we can even create a library to allow you to change your profile photo with your mood, marketing campaign or the day of the week!