A campaign by Cade Martin, the D.C.-based award-winning photographer behind Capitol Communicator’s ‘Up Close and Personal’ profile series, has received a Graphis Advertising Annual Gold Award.  The campaign focused on Savannah which, Cade Martin said, is “a city that makes you feel something – the heat, the history, the mystery. Making images to convey the unique personality of one of the most iconic American cities was the best kind of challenge.”

“These images are grounded in the historical grandeur and natural beauty of Savannah, and lifted by a wink of surreal Southern charm,” he added.

On this award-winning campaign, the client was Visit Savannah, the agency was Paradise Advertising and the creative director was Glenn Bowman.

Graphis, Inc., an international publisher of books on communication design, presents and promotes the best submitted work in design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.

About The Author

The only child of a university art professor and freethinker mother, Cade Martin grew up surrounded by shapes and images. His love of art grew out of summer vacations filled with trips to galleries, museums and art studios. At home he often found himself around the dinner table with an eclectic cast of characters – sculptors, writers and painters. They paraded through his childhood, shaping his art foundation and forming his appreciation for the candid beauty found in people from all walks of life. Cade’s been chasing characters ever since. He seeks out their stories-told through the architecture of their faces or the costumes they wear-whether he’s on a commercial production or setting up an Avedon-like photo booth at Comic Con. They are the heroes in his pictures. His thirst for capturing adventures took its hold while shooting stills on movie sets and then as a photographer for National Geographic covering the railways of India. And it is that sense of adventure that Cade brings to his productions elevating the ordinary to the extraordinary with a cinematic touch. It’s not just a picture. He’s committed to the experience, building beautiful environments and, sometimes for his portraits, simply building trust. A talented storyteller, Cade splits his time between the East and West Coasts creating images for editorial, advertising, fashion, and lifestyle clients

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