Martinus Photography was established in 2005 by Ferdy Martinus and his family. Ferdy's photography background goes back almost 20 years to when he was still in high school. Since then, he attended several photography formal courses and started his own photo studio. Martinus Photography was also one of the first photographers in the La Crosse, WI area who specialized in Cinematography Wedding Videography, something that we know will change traditional photography. Ferdy has shot about 200 weddings in his photography career, is a long time member of the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association), AG-WPJA (Artistic Guild WPJA), and WPA (Wedding Photographer Association).
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Brook Toland is an actress, entrepreneur, photographer, and anthropologist. Brook is a Chicago native, who recently moved to Minneapolis. Brook is also the co-owner and Artistic Director of the Parallax Project (http://www.theparallaxproject.com).
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I have been captivated by storytelling since I first learned to draw. Through my childhood and on through college I've honed in on my favorite tool for storytelling; the photograph. I attended Winona State University to study two programs, Photojournalism and Studio Art. Both programs together helped me to develop a candid shooting style while maintaining an artistic edge. My fascination resides in the gray area where creativity meets documentation. The challenge with photography is maintaining creative control while everything around you is out of your control. It's fun and rewarding to capture important moments in a client's life with a camera. Whether it be photographing an infant, high school senior, family, or wedding: there's no greater rush than catching a smile or emotion in a split second that can describe a person or place in one photograph.
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Rachel is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse studying communication and digital media studies and design. Rachel's early interest in the visual arts, especially photography and videography, has developed into a future career aspiration. She is looking forward to expanding her experience with the help of those at Martinus Photography. Rachel views photography as something that captures impending memories now for individuals to relive later.
Peter Cheng Moua
Peter is a photographer and videographer. We live a life full of memories, a great way to capture those memories are through film and photos. I have been capturing memories ever since I was little from the great times to the bad. I studied film at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and then slowly worked my way into the video work life. I can’t wait to be a part of your everlasting memories!
I have always been very interested in art and media. I cultivate that passion through drawing, ceramics, filming, editing, and photography. I even enjoy participating in performing arts like dance and theater. I believe all of these different mediums feed in to one another. Rhythm, space, timing, movement, color, shape, balance, etc. are integral to composing works of art, and I love putting those pieces together. I graduated from Winona State University in 2011, where I majored in Studio Art with a minor in Mass Communication. I was also very privileged to work for the local radio station, KQAL, where I harbored much of my passion for communicative media. Since graduation, I've traveled quite a bit, teaching elementary students in South Korea for two years. Relating and interacting with so many interesting people has really improved my interpersonal skills, which is essential when working with living subjects.
Roxanne Elise Abler
The art of photography is an integral part of who I am. As a child I began with photographing sunsets from my backyard and told everyone I was going to be a photographer when I grew up. I believe I inherited the artistic eye from my mom and the technical aptitude from my dad. I studied photography, fine arts, and communications at two universities, then then worked as a studio assistant for another photographer. In 2011 I started my own photography business.
Color, light, texture, and details are what inspire me. Photography is about preserving something as it is in the moment, and bringing out beauty in things that go unnoticed by most