21 Jan 2015

Canon AE-1 35mm

Even though this day in age is ruled by the digital world and social media, I often find myself shooting 35mm as much as possible. It’s not cheap, buying film, getting them developed, printed & scanned… however I feel the most reward when I see the results. I can set

30 Dec 2014

Top 12 Photos of 2014

Here are my top 12 photos of 2014 (1 for each month of the year) taken from my Instagram @j2martinez. January  – DUMBO, NYC February – DNKY AW14 Runway Show – New York Fashion Week March – Waikiki Beach, HI     April – Astronaut – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

23 Dec 2014


The Air Max sneaker has been a cult classic since its inception in 1987. From the comfort, stability, versatility, and it’s functionality. All in all it’s a practical everyday kind of shoe, that I fell in love with at an early age. Making it one of, if not my all

11 Nov 2014


I am fresh off of birthday week and a trip to New York. I am home, in warmer weather, and grateful for the change in seasons, friendship, good food, and long walks. For the first time in a long time I felt off the grid. So much of my travel

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02 Sep 2014

New York State of Mind

The last stop on our summer of travels is New York!  First time back since May 27, 2006 to visit our little future Army guy in training at my alma mater…so many things have changed!  One thing I wish I did when I lived on this side of the country

17 Jun 2014

Resurrecting a Ruckus

About a year ago I was approached by a few friends to help on a special project for Jeff Staple. Jeff owned a Honda Ruckus that no longer worked. So the goal was to rebuild the project from the ground up. I was brought on to manage the project and

19 Aug 2013

Comeback Kid

It’s marginally embarrassing how long it’s been since I’ve last written a blog post. I use the term “marginally” very loosely, for there are wide margins (eg: the Yankees defeated the Angels by a gaping margin of 14–7 last week) and narrow margins (eg: please set the margins of your

05 Jun 2013

BRISK Iced Tea Bodega NY Launch Sat June 8

For all my New York friends, the BRISK Bodega launch event is this Saturday, June 8. The event will feature music by artists such as Just Blaze, DJ Sliink and more along with an art exhibit and of course drinks provided by Brisk. This is all goes together with their

11 Jan 2013

“Parallel Lives” by James Jean

Let me preface this post by saying that I’m not an art critic or connoisseur or snob or collector by any means. I get invited to the occasional art show, my creative friends are all pretty amazing in their respective fields and sometimes, I grow super passionate about the work

08 Jan 2012

Eddie Huang: Cheap Bites and Baohaus

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdX9kIO41Hw&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]             Cheap Bites Episode 1 with Eddie Huang pt.1 || pt.2 || pt.3 || pt.4 || pt.5 While visiting NY last year, we met up with Bambu, at KJButta & Lauren Santiago’s crib to watch the Pacquiao/Marquez fight. We chatted over Hoegarrdens and baked