Portrait Photography by Cape Fear Photos
Maurice M. Martinez, a professor at UNCW's Watson College of Education, left, and Grenoldo Frazier, pianist, pose for a portrait Thursday September 5, 2013 at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, N.C. Martinez produced and directed a documentary about Frazier titled The Piano Entertainer: Stompin’ Grenoldo Frazier. (Jason A. Frizzelle) After graduating from Randolph Community College I spent more than a decade documenting communities throughout Eastern North Carolina with a camera. My passion for capturing story-telling images has allowed me to witness everything from High School Football to Hurricanes and even Presidential visits.
My award-winnng photography has been published internationally, appearing in publications such as The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Guardian of London, and Time Magazine.
As a child I loved the writing of Ray Bradbury, who was often noted for “tuning the ordinary into the extraordinary.” That’s the approach I take to every assignment, finding the priceless moments in everyday life. Weather I’m capturing a high school touchdown celebration or a bride’s final minutes before saying “I do,” I’m preserving an extraordinary memory.
Whether I'm documenting a diverse community or capturing a couple's first dance, I'm photographing something extraordinary!