A World View

Traces of Places and Spaces

Why do we travel?

Getting Lost

I remeber an instructor I had at the School of Visual Arts, Algis Balsys I believe, who lamented that we kids were so young and inexperienced. He said we knew nothing about. We had no knowledge of the world beyond our front doors. He wished that he could meet up with us again in the future after a war or two, a few kids, divorce, and maybe a death or two. Then maybe, maybe, we might have something to share - something to say. And then, learning photography, he would imbue us with the ability to communicate all that pain very well.

And Finding Yourself

In 1987 I was awarded an international exchange with a Parisian College on rue d'Ulm near the Pasteur Institute. I was young, optimistic and comepletely out of my depth. I loved every minute of it. Even being stopped by gendarmes who swore I was an Algerian militant or a Moroccan seeking illegal residence couldn't diminish my enthusiam. Paris filled me with wonder and infected me the travel bug. then and there I knew I would continue traveling around the world until I discovered who I was. And then I would tell anyone willing to listen.

My Tool Box

Web Design

Iterations of my website have been online since 2000. While I always maintain a site, please note that my best work is reserved for personal interviews."


I began photographing in 1980 when my sister-in-law returned home from Germany and loaned me her camera during Christmas. I was hooked. I had a new one by Valentine's Day.

Digital Editing

We are nothing without editors. It's too easy to love everything we do. I grew up in an era where we shot film and color slides. The demands for perfection were very high and unforgiving.


I use Bootstrap, HTML%, CSS3 and Wordpress for a variety of sites and presentations. It's a new digital world.

Sample Work

I have worked for many excellent companies in my 40 years behind the lens. Here are a few sample images.

Things that make you say...word?

The person we hired for the assignment had a great portfolio but now we are starting to think they weren't his images. We need a re-shoot quickly but the budget is mostly spent. Can you save us?

Freddy Fast One
Young Art Director

We have to take the lowest bid when seeking a vendor. We may not get the best person but our hands are tied.

Penny Pince
Program Officer

We have a pretty good working relationship with the photographers we use. We don't need to look at any new portfolios."

Isaac "I've Seen it All" MacClutchsky
Acct. Rep, Closed Mind Ad Agency

Contact Martin

I am a New York photographer presently based in Dakar, Sénégal. I am available to travel.

Almadies, Dakar


+221 77 3902 480
+1 917 674 0897

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