Chris Martin is a commercial and lifestyle photographer specializing in portraits. Martin is a compelling visual storyteller, creating engaging images that strike the right balance between honesty and beauty. His clients range from television and movie productions like Up TV, to Delta Airlines and Atlanta Magazine, and community organizations like the Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
To his entertainment and mass-appeal clients, Chris brings options. He works with Art Directors on concept and delivers polished and sophisticated images that elevate them above others.
But with a BA in Anthropology, Chris brings thoughtful images to all of his clients. Chris was taught to think and analyze and see what is around him. Not judge, just project. He loves differences and with all subjects he tries to allow who they are and what sets them apart to be evident to the viewer. “I want to figure out someone’s story and their relationship with those around them. To take a photo that allows the viewer to do the same.”
Chris seeks visual challenges. Give him a conceptual goal that is open to interpretation. Allow him to interact with subjects to enable the concept to develop. And see the change into a more powerful image. “Whether it be a whimsical image or one that has a more serious undertone, you can’t take it too seriously at the end of the day.”
The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive revitalization effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. This sustainable project is providing a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit by re-using 22-miles of historic railroad corridors circling downtown and connecting 45 neighborhoods directly to each other.
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