David J Martin, NYC Photographer

Welcome to my website.

I’ve been a professional headshot photographer for over 12 years and now I’m at the forefront of business headshots in NYC.  With the experience comes my technically proficiency and quality consistency; but, more importantly I still have enthusiasm and sincere desire to help you move ahead in your personal or professional life -offering you my professional photography services in Chelsea, NYC.

I starting shooing with modeling agencies in Manhattan but I soon discovered that taking pretty pictures of models wasn’t nearly as rewarding as of photographing the everyday person. I enjoy capturing each client’s most beautiful and truest self. For whatever your purpose: actors, performers, therapists, personal trainers, chefs, executives, and everything in-between -I will deliver great photos of you “on a good day”.

If you hate having your picture taken, or if you don’t think you’re photogenic, you’ve come to the right photographer! I’ll help you feel at ease and get shots that really look like you. And believe it or not, we’re going to have fun. Check out my online photographer reviews and testimonials (see snippets below) to read about my past clients’ experiences.

My photography education started at the School of Photography at Orange Coast College in California and I continue to hone my skills here in New York City -attending SVA and NYU classes.  Before I became a NYC photographer, I worked in visual merchandising for Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, CA and I continue to utilize my clothing stylist skills in today’s photo shoots.

Here’s what’s included when you book a shoot with me in Chelsea, NYC:
• Reasonable, down-to-earth rates.
• Enough studio time to get headshots you love. I’m not going to rush you.
• A wardrobe consultation—bring a few outfits and accessories, and I’ll mix and match for the perfect look.
• Tailored lighting that enhances your assets and downplays flaws. One lighting set-up does not fit all.
• An easygoing shoot that will help you look relaxed and confident.
• Subtle but effective Photoshop retouching.
• In short, your best headshots ever!


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“Worth it!! – David gives you a great product for a reasonable price! And the icing on the cake is that David makes you feel at home in his studio. I needed to update my headshot and I feel I got a number a good phoros I can use for auditions. Check out his website!!”

Great Headshots – David has the ability to take amazing photos. I was very impressed with his skill level and his ability to make me feel comfortable and at ease for more natural shots. He captured many aspects of myself and certainly made me look better than i do in realtime! Thank you, David. Highly recommend!”

Great Photographer – I met David in 1998 when I needed my book updated. We ended up doing four or five rolls and out of those i was able to get about 10 great shots that I used in my book. You can see them if you connect with me on Myspace @Travisvincent, I havent updated my facebook yet but I will…eventually. I really liked shooting with him and intend to do so again.”

“Total package! – Great photographer…..great photos…great personality….great price. need i say more?”

“Headshots will get you work! – David shot my best headshots ever–I just got a compliment from a casting director on them!–so I had to come here and plug his work. Thanks, David!”

Great Headshots – After doing a major Google search, I was impressed by his website and rates. Not only did I get an awesome headshot for auditions but I did David’s $390 deal in getting 3 looks and now I have other photos that I use for Facebook and I got a few dates from these. Well worth it. He’s great to work with-patient and funny.”

Great Color Headshots – It was time for me to update my old headshot to a color one. I hadn’t had them done in awhile and feel like I’m new to all this again- seems the whole process has changed overnight. Color, who knew? David made everything very easy for me – scheduling the shoot, arranging a makeup artist, letting me know what you wear, fun shoot, and gave me discs and prints to give to the printers. Now I’m excited and confident about auditioning again!’

Best Headshot at a good price! – I am a working actor who was looking for a good headshot photographer. The discount first attracted my attention. The photographer’s website is very clear and easy to see – i liked his headshots; so, i called a booked a shoot. I couldn’t be happier as I was prepared to have to spend much more than $399. I’ve been sending out my shots to agents and I’m now deciding which one to go with! Highly reccomend and I’m telling all my friends.”
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