This Photographer Made His Passion His Paycheck

Written by Abner Jackson III

Michael Martin is from the old school ideology of believing in dreams coming true. A true expert in personal photography and model portfolio design, Michael is a true leader amongst his generation. Michael has the undying drive and dedicated heart that puts his creativity in a very unique place.
He would be best described as “a photographer after his clients heart” and all of that shows in his work.
From his passion for design, his professional etiquette to his unending humor; Michael is the complete package.
“I am about progression and new standards,” states Michael about his vision of photography. All of his movements through his work benefit society. Always looking to add new direction and visions to his work and having no fear of trying new ideas and angles, why not have a photographer behind the lenses with that vision.
Michael always keeps a heavy work load

How long have you been a photographer for and when did you realize you wanted to become a photographer?

I have been a Photographer for the past 17 years. I knew I wanted to do this craft when I was 7 years old right after my mother passed.

What are the pros and cons of being a photographer?

The pros are you get to do what you love and share your craft with the world. Allow people to see from your point of view. To be able to work with amazing clients, their staff and their teams. The cons are more so seeing and getting the let downs pushing hard and feeling it’s never hard enough. The bad business people in the industry, the ones that don’t give you credit for your craft. There will always be cons to this I feel working and learning from the good and the bad will only make me a stronger photographer in the long run.

Has Social Media helped or hindered the modeling industry?

It has most definitely helped me. I love the fact that you can share your work on so many different platforms. I think this will either make or break anyone that love this craft

Since you been a photographer, what do you feel is your biggest accomplishment so far?

As of now I have been published in a few platforms. I think just my biggest accomplishment is to say that I’m still doing it. Still learning, still creating. 75% will give in and give up, and I’m still pushing.

What else what you like to accomplish in this field?

I would love to have my own magazine. A large platform to help train models and photographers. To be a team and join together to do this all as a team

Is there anything you would like people to know about you?

There is so much I would love for people to know. Yet the most important thing is I love this craft, it’s my heart and soul just doing this will.

Thank you again for your time and letting our readers get to know you. Please let everyone know how you can be reached ( twitter, IG, FB, websites, etc)?

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