Losing my father to cancer when I was 15 was a weird time of my life. I hadn’t really got to spend time with him, sure we lived together in the same house and we would watch sci-fi movies and eat cookies and milk but I didn’t truly get to know my dad until after he passed away. Shortly after he passed, I found a huge box of old cameras, film, and dark room prints. This was when I felt that bitter sweet feeling of missed moments we could have shared together. It also helped me understand that me and my dad were much more alike than I’ve ever known before.
Over the past couple of years I’ve been trying to find ways for me to connect with him. That’s what led me to combine his photography with mine, to find a way that we can both influence one another without him actually being here.
The last words my dad actually said to me were that he was proud of me .. and every day I try and work to make that live on.
Daniel Martinez studied at the School of Visual Arts. He is a professional event photographer specializing in weddings. Danny is also in the production department at JuicePharma working as a video editor. He has a talent for making his subjects very comfortable thus producing highly natural portraits that bring out the best in his subjects.
Small Print: 8.5 x 11 inch paper with image proportionally sized
Large Print: 17x22 inch paper with image proportionally sized
Other size prints are available on request and priced accordingly.
All images are printed on archival paper and have an NYC SALT stamp on the verso.