Our “Inspiration Feeder” presents to you short interviews with interesting visual artists from around the globe. Today in focus: Reynante Martinez.
How old are you?
I am 33 years old and counting. 🙂
Where do you come from?
I’m currently residing in Zambales, Philippines.
How long have you been doing photography?
It has been a long passion of mine now since I can remember. Possibly 10+ years now. Previously, it was only for fun and as a complement to my computer graphics training and profession. But I’d say for the past year or so is when I took my passion seriously and starting pointing my lens at the tiny things that often get neglected.
How would you define your style?
I would primarily define my style as mostly macro, nature, still-life and sometimes a combination of these. These days, I mostly photograph tiny lifeforms including, but not limited to, insects, spiders, and plants.
How long do you think it took you to find your personal style of shooting?
It didn’t actually take quite that long since I’ve been in love with the macro world ever since I was a child. I would often get mesmerized for hours by tiny insects, ants, and spiders on our backyard. I even went as far as taking care of my own ant colony. And as an adult, when I had the opportunity to afford myself some macro gear, I went ahead and decided to fulfill my childhood passion.
What would you say is the thing that most inspires you? / What is your main source of inspiration?
Aside from my family, which is my main source of strength and inspiration, I’d say nature as a whole. Seeing and observing all these biological creatures keeps me awe-inspired at the beauty and magic that lies within this thing we call life.
You can find more about Reynante Martinez here:
Facebook: The Art of Reynante Martinez
Twitter: Reynante Martinez