Award-winning photographer Cade Martin, who provides the Up Close and Personal profiles for Capitol Communicator, has been profiled in Communication Arts (CA), the largest international trade journal of visual communications.

Cade Martin told Capitol Communicator that he was contacted by CA which said they would love to feature him in the Insights section of their website.

CA wrote that Cade Martin is an award-winning photographer specializing in people and location photography who is “Propelled by the belief that one must keep looking for the beauty in the unfamiliar and coupled with an insatiable thirst for adventure, photography has taken him around the globe on assignment for a wide variety of brands—from Starbucks to Target, The Food and Drug Administration to National Public Radio.”

In his profile, he stated: “I’ve appreciated the way things look and the way they are composed since I was young. However, I didn’t pick up a camera until I was 20 years old, when I took a basic photography course in college. I liked the class enough to take others, though I didn’t initially think of pursuing it as a career.

“At the heart of it, I’m just a guy who really loves film. As a lifelong cinema buff, I have always been amazed at the power that lighting has in a scene. My work ranges from the highly realistic to the very fantastic. No matter the style, I approach each project that I work on by studying the scenes and thinking about what type of lighting would make sense in reality. From there, I work out how to elevate the lighting and ultimately use it to create the final mood and feel we are going for. I want the images to evoke curiosity about what was happening next, just beyond the captured scene. Each image is meant to feel like a moment in a story, not the whole story. I also find the best technique and approach for each project. Inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere, and it is part of my job as a creative to be open to that.”

Communication Arts was founded in 1959 by Richard Coyne and Robert Blanchard, the magazine’s coverage includes graphic design, advertising, photography, illustration and interactive media. Currently, Communication Arts (CA) publishes six issues a year and hosts six creative competitions in graphic design, advertising, photography, illustration, typography and interactive media and two Web sites, commarts.com and creativehotlist.com.

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