Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dark Chocolate

I have found that if you make it known to people that you like dark chocolate, people will bring you dark chocolate.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Black & White & Hard

For the last year or so, I've been much more into black & white photography in general, but also shooting in direct late afternoon sunlight, with very hard shadows. You still see a lot of this approach coming out of California, and off the top of my head, none better than Renee Jacobs. Note that I'm in no way comparing my work to hers, just stating one example.

Not the easiest shooting conditions and I have a lot to learn.

More of the beautiful Maudite on the Noirotica blog.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big in Ithaca

I recently designed a logo for a dear friend and client in Ithaca NY, and The Ithaca Post used the logo for an article about her latest venture. Anne Marie Cummings has created The Readers' Theatre, a group of actors reading original new plays (as well as a few classics) in true Radio Play form.

Definitely check out her blog at The Reader's Theatre, and if you're near Ithaca October 15-17, catch a performance of her new play, Extremes, a tale of greed and excess in today's disastrous financial climate.

Read the entire article at The Ithaca Post.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Not Glamour

You may remember beautiful Danielle from last year.

Some are just more special than others.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Little Editorial

Two lovely models I was privileged to photograph this past March. Amanda and Melody.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Sinister Seven

Myself and a few others have begun a new blog. The Sinister Seven is a random little collaborative diverse promotional cultural (sometimes decadent) visual editorial and downright indulgent SEO project.

I've created a header for it that looks like this…

We might like for you to write for us and become part of it as well. Drop by and have a look. We'd love for you to link to us!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


In April of this year this year, I had the opportunity to enjoy the company of Keira Grant, an exceptional and beautiful young woman who agreed to not only model for me, but to tolerate me in general.

More to come...


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rumour Has It…

…that I'll be shooting one the best models in the world again soon. The Tremendous Zoe Shear.

Former Muse

A couple unedited shots from last year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Are You Mental?

Life got you a little confused? Go Here and get that shit worked out.

"Blah blah save the whales blah blah."
-Eliott Seals

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Right Now

In New York

In Greensboro

The Goodbye House first east coast US tour.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Been Too Long

Here are a couple photos…

Sunday, February 7, 2010

2010 - Everything is Better Now

Been a little slack here lately. Been very busy though, and in a very good way.

Of the 12 or so people who read this blog, most of you know me personally, and know that the past two years have been a major struggle.

FIRST day of the year, I wake up, and through the fog, see that I've gotten Nude Image Of The Day on for a shot done back in the summer last year. Hey Cool!

So about a month prior (late November - early December), I had asked a new friend about her job and what she did. When she told me, I asked if the company was hiring. "I think so - send me a resume". Well, nothing came of it, though it's not exactly "hiring season" around the holidays anyway. So the first business day of the year, was Monday the 4th. I wake up (in probably another fog) and see that I've gotten an email from someone I don't know. It was the owner of the company I applied to a month prior. "Hi Marty, sorry I haven't gotten back to you earlier, but if you're still interested, we'd like to speak with you. When would be a good time?" "Ummm… how about tomorrow?" "Fine - see you at two." So I felt the interview went quite well, and very informal. On the way out, one of the owners said, "I'll let you know something tomorrow, I don't like to leave people hanging." Wonderful! So Wednesday, I wake up to an email… "If you'd like to work with us Marty, we'd love to have you."


So I'm in celebration mode! Having a beer with a good friend, and I get a call from a band I had done a photograph for a couple months earlier. "Marty, we need a poster, and we need it REALLY SOON!" "Okay sure." So there's TWO jobs in one day! And it keeps getting better. No joke. The band has since commissioned me to do their album/CD design and packaging. Overpaid me for that even. Now doing a website for them. Bought me a real nice bottle of scotch - "a present from the band for all your work." Wonderful client - wonderful people!

So back to the JOB job. I didn't want another "creative" job. Didn't take one. I'm a link builder now. Coolest work environment and people. Ever. Hands down. Not even a close second. I feel very honored to work there.

Apparently, the new logo will look something like this…

With a little assistance from yet another lovely friend.

And for the first time in a LONG time, I feel very blessed in life.

2010 - Everything is Better Now.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Unknown Band


Don't tell anybody…

Who have since found a name. Catch The Goodbye House in your town. Check the website for tour and release info.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Progressive Pieces - A Benefit for Autism


If you aren't directly affected, you probably know someone affected by Autism, whether it be a person with Autism, families, or service providers.

The Autism Society of North Carolina is a non-profit organization that provides services to clients and families affected by Autism. They rely heavily on donations and fundraisers to continue to provide those priceless services.

It is because of this that Mike Mullins and Justin Krick of The Flat Iron and Greg Sarine of The Autism Society of North Carolina have collaborated to start an annual benefit For Autism held at the Flat Iron. 3 nights/13 bands and hundreds of $ in raffle prizes drawn every night.

The acts include:

Friday night: Lance Elko, Cykotine Storm, NYOS, and The Grand Ultimatum

Saturday night: Jim Avett, Amelia's Mechanics, The Radials, and Citified

Sunday afternoon: Bracos, Robin Doby and The Stovepipes

Sunday Evening: Our Horse Jethro, Come Hell or High Water, and Kristen Leigh

Sponsorships and Raffle prizes provided by:

The Music Barn, The Flat Iron, Smith Street Diner, Old Town Draught House, Simple Kneads, Triad Stage, Cheesecakes by Alex, Jimmy John's, Golden Corral, John "Bubby" Kimes, Anton's, Edward McKays, and much more.

Admission is $3 dollars per night. Raffle tickets are $3, or 5 for $10.

10% of the sales and the raffle proceeds are benefitting The Autism Society of North Carolina.

The Flat Iron is located at 221 N. Summit Avenue, on the corner of Summit and Church, Downtown Greensboro, NC 27401

Special Thanks to all the performing bands and the sponsors

Friday, January 1, 2010

Return of the Thin Man

An impromptu shoot from a couple days ago with my friend, Matty Sheets.