Welcome to M.Martinez Photo

Hi! My name is Mika and I'm a visual storyteller who uses photography to empower people and transform ideas of possibility. With more than 20 years of experience I'm passionate about sharing expressions of identity less visible in mainstream media through educational moments, commercial collaborations, and transformative photography.

My vision is to remind people there is no one way in life, that the possibilities of who we can be and how we create don't have to fit into a box. I believe that photos are documented memories frozen in time. In these moments whole stories are communicated through the pictures recorded. What we see and how it's shared has an influence on our perception of self, others, and the world around us. With this in mind, my role is to help mindfully tell stories and provide alternative perspectives via photography and teaching.

I'm here to break the box and change the world one collaboration at a time.

I think that any photographer is an investigator. Photography is a pretext to know the world, to know life. To know yourself.

– Graciela Iturbide