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A 17 anni scattavo le mie prime foto mosse, a volte sfocate e spesso sovra-o-sotto-esposte.
Ho sempre preferito concentrarmi sulle persone, ispirandomi alle foto che realizzava mio padre, appassionato di fotografia che amava ritrarre perlopiù gli amici, i parenti e la famiglia.

Nel 1986 lui andò lassù, con gli angeli.
E io da allora, prima con la sua bellissima Canon FT meccanica (degli anni 70), poi con la mia stupenda Contax, e oggi con le nuove fotocamere digitali, non ho più smesso di scattare fotografie.

Mi piace definirmi fotografo semi-pro, in quanto se capita, ed è capitato molte volte, realizzo lavori a livello professionale: dalla cover/grafica per il CD di un musicista, ai ritratti su commissione, fino all'importante lavoro svolto per la ditta Piacenza Cashmere per la quale ho realizzato tutte le foto per il loro sito e-commerce.

Da qualche anno mi sono appassionato sempre di più alla fotografia stock. Sono contributore ufficiale Getty Images, Arcangel e Trevillion, importanti agenzie di vendita di immagini su licenza attraverso le quali è possibile acquistare i miei lavori.


I started taking pictures when I was 17 years old, sometimes blurry and often over-or under-exposed.
I have always preferred to focus on people. That will be my first and great inspiration and teacher, my father Mario, always told me:
"I like taking pictures with 'inside' people, parents and friends...
Over time, memories will remain unique and valuable.
... And remember, behind every image, always write the date".
In 1986 he died and went up there, with the angels.
And I, since then, first with its beautiful Canon FT (70s), then with my wonderful Contax, and now with new digital cameras, I continued to take pictures, beautiful and ugly.
Never forget, as my father taught me, to write back to all, the date.

DON'T ADD ME, please :
- if you have only pictures of porn
- pictures you haven't taken
- or you have no pictures,

Thank you.

Not to use my images without my written permission, these images are protect from Copyright ©.

Diffidate delle imitazioni

Some of my book covers:
Collage Copertine Libri_quad_

My equipment :

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon Lens EF50mm f/1.2L USM
Canon Lens EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon Lens EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon Lens EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Canon Lens EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon Lens EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Canon Lens EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon Battery Grip BG-E2N

3 Flash-Studio Elinchrom D-Lite2it
1 Rotalux Softbox Recta (by Elinchrom) 90x110 cm
1 Rotalux Deep Octa (by Elinchrom) 70cm
1 Portalite 65x65cm (by Elinchrom)
1 Beauty Dish 40cm Compatibile Elinchrom - RF4999
1 FotoQuantum® LightPro™ Softbox Octagonal 140cm
2 FotoQuantum® LightPro™ Softbox Striplight 35x160cm

1 Flash Canon Speedlite 430EX II
2 Flash Nikon SB24 (used off-camera)

1 X Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe 38X38cm (2438)
1 X Phottix Reflective Umbrella 60" (152cm)
1 X White Umbrella
1 X Photoflex Silver Umbrella
1 X Profoto Reflector Sunsilver / White L (120 cm)
1 X Lastolite Silver/white/translucent Umbrella 100cm
1 Lastolite Tri Grip Reflector - Silver, White (LR3631)
1 Lastolite TriGrip Bracket 2430

Elinchrom Skyport Universal Speed Set // 19357
Pocket Wizard Plus II transceiver

Avenger C-Stand 18 with Sliding Leg [A2018L]
Avenger C-Stand 25 with Sliding Leg [A2025L]
Avenger C-Stand Kit 33 [A2033FKIT]
Avenger Boom Arm with Sliding Attachment [D600]
Manfrotto Tripod 055XPROB, w/head 804RC2
Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head
Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head
Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head

2 Manfrotto 076 Autopole 1,5-2,7mt.
2 Manfrotto 032B Autopole 2,1-3,7mt.
Manfrotto Stand 1052BAC
Manfrotto Stand 1004BAC
Manfrotto Nano Stand 5001B

Mac Pro (early 2008) 2X2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon | 12GB ram
Wacom Intuos4 Pen Tablet

View my photos at bighugelabs.com

Photos of Paolo Martinez (9)

  • Exceso by Anderson.Diaz
  • FALL by andyramosLETRATO
  • MIKE by andyramosLETRATO
  • Mike by andyramosLETRATO
  • Downtown Transport - 1/52 by Mark Somerville.
  • Les Emotions par Anne-Laure Dupont by Franck Tourneret
  • Les Emotions by Franck Tourneret
  • cloudy autumn saturday by Bazalai
  • toamna la voronet - editia 30 by Bazalai
  • Self Portrait Tagged by jfinite

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    Ken Woodford Photography says:

    "Paolo is one of my favorite photographers/contacts here on Flickr. I love the way he uses the light and the poses of his beautiful model. My favorite shots are those of him and his wife in the outdoor settings. The one with his guitar are also on the top of my list.

    I thoroughly enjoy looking at his photos and aspire to copy some of the look he accomplishes with his editing. They are top notch!!!

    He is truely a nice guy. Why do I say that? The few times we have communicated either here or on Facebook, the way he writes seems to make me feel I have been his best friend for life. That too is an asset that gets transferred to many of his photos.

    Thank you and keep up the excellent work! You are truely a blessed artist.


    February 2nd, 2011

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    Visual Impressionz says:

    "Paolo is one of the top Photographers on Flickr is you ask me. Th images he takes with equipment that most of us can afford really shows you the skill level of this great Photographer. His work really motivates me to work harder so that I too can develop my voice in the photography world. If anyone tells you that you have to have L series Glass to produce great images, tell them BS and show them the work of a great photography named Paolo Martinez."

    November 10th, 2010

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    pussyinboots says:

    "Paolo, your images are quite superb. Wonderful photographs, taken with a subtle adoration and respect for women that is rarely seen.

    'Glamourous' is an understatement. Your images are some of the best nude and high heels photographs I have ever seen, capturing femine allure perfectly. It is clear that you love women and you show this in truly beautiful photographs taken with great passion and respect.

    Your images are stylish, sensual and atmospheric, elegantly capturing feminine beauty, stunning legs and sumptuous curves. Your photographs show perfectly the essence of woman and celebrate us with style, class and love. Stunning.

    Thank you for sharing them with us all."

    March 23rd, 2010

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    Franck Tourneret says:

    "Je suis très heureux de laisser ici ce témoignage pour ce couple que je trouve adorable, charmant et attachant.
    Je viens ici toujours avec grand plaisir et grand sourire. C'est le rendez-vous de la belle Italie, le goût pour l'esthétique, la beauté et le design.
    Des sujets sexy, des clins d'oeil fétichistes, mais toujours avec du bon goût et de la passion.
    Je suis un grand fan !
    Un grand merci!"

    February 19th, 2010

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    PIXistenz says:

    "Paolo's Flickr stream shows that he has an excellent understanding of how to make a good photo.

    I also love the amazing things he does with a simple 50mm lens."

    February 16th, 2010

Paolo Ramella
April 2008
Biella, Italy
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