BEATS W/ ARTIE: #NP CRYSTAL CAINES

Wsup y’all, this is Ferrariartie, reporting LIVE from ILLEST LA! This week, I’m #NP a star in the making! Can ya boy get a Nick Cannon drumroll, please! It’s none other than Crystal Caines! If you flip through an updated edition of the Webster Dictionary, find the word “Lit”, you’d happily find Crystal as the…

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 my Canon 5D MKIII to…

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 May – Parisian Rooftops – Montorgueil…

WHY DO I LOVE AIR MAX? “DARE TO AIR”

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 time favorite sneaker. They may…

LESSONS AT 33

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 has transpired over the internet…

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 was spend more time in…

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 help bring Jeff’s vision for…

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 50-pg thesis paper to .5″…