Salt Summer Camp: Danny Martinez On Storytelling

Alicia Hansen - Thursday, August 28, 2014

I've had the amazing opportunity to help teach a week long photography course for students at Junior High School 113 in Fort Greene Brooklyn along side an amazing photographer named Ruddy Roye. 

Aside from his remarkable skill he is an amazing person and really has a passion for what he does. While I’m suppose to help assist Ruddy in teaching children about photography I found myself listening to him and being a student myself! 

One thing that really came across to me is the importance of a story, and having something to say in your photographs. With that said, this is one of the first photos I’ve taken that I feel has a genuine story in it. 

While I watched the two children sitting in a playground while being totally immersed in the iphone I laughed at the irony of the situation and quickly captured the image. Growing up just before the era of technology skyrocketed I was able to enjoy my time in the playground. I find it sad some kids just wont experience their first “scraped knee”. Thank you Ruddy Roye for your inspiration. You’ve changed the way I look at photography and I’m forever thankful for that. Its a pleasure to work beside you. 

-Daniel Martinez

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