Available Prints

“A quiet Mystery” Part II – Hakone, Japan

“A quiet Mystery” Part III – Hakone, Japan

“A quiet Mystery” Part IV – Hakone, Japan

“Girls and our Flowers” – Bogota, Colombia

“silencio” – Costa Rica

“Half Rage” Costa Rica

“Curiosity” – Santiago, Chile

“Afternoon Siesta” – House of Morande, Chile

“All in Common” – New Hampshire

“Happiness” in Colour – Boston, Massachusetts

Margarita Diaz del Castillo

I recently had the pleasure of working with Margarita Diaz del Castillo and her gorgeous one of a kind hats and headwear pieces.  The shoot was one of my favourites featuring one of the nicest and certainly, most beautiful person to photograph, Laura C Pan.  We had so much fun (minus the traffic) running around Bogota to various locations including some of my hidden places that I love to photograph at.  Here are some of the shots to share with you:

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Photography:  by Tram D Martinez

Designer:  Margarita Diaz del Castillo at www.MargaritaDiazdelCastillo.com

Model:  Laura C Pan

Location:  Bogota, Colombia

 

Entering a New Chapter

It has been quite some time since my last post.  But today marks a very special day for us here at the less is More because it was approximately a month ago that we entered yet again, another new chapter of our visual story.  In addition to a brand new studio gallery, we can now share with you glimpses of our photography journey which is available worldwide. Whether it was Sakura in Japan or in the middle of Masai Mara, each one of these photo is a piece of treasured memory.  The biggest part of my dream is to have my very own gallery to display so much of the work that came from passion and lots of love.  So on top of that dream becoming a reality, we can now ship our photos worldwide is a true testament to the continuing hard work and dedication that go into this incredible project.  This is the beginning of a long dream coming true and I cannot wait to share more as we continue on this blessed journey.  Here are some of the available photos that you can find on our new Instagram account simply by yours truly, ¨TramDMartinez¨

¨SAKURA¨ – TOKYO, JAPAN
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¨STRANGER IN HIROSHIMA¨- LIMITED EDITION / JAPAN

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¨SPRINGTIME¨ – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

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¨SUNDAYS IN BOGOTA¨ – COLOMBIA

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¨SUMMER DREAMING¨ – CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

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¨EVERYONE HAS A STORY¨ – CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

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¨MOMMY AND ME¨- LIMITED EDITION (SOLD OUT) / KENYA

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¨THREE AMIGOS¨- LIMITED EDITION /KENYA

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¨UNCONDITIONAL¨- LIMITED EDITION / KENYA

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¨TIMELESS¨ – SOUTH BEACH MIAMI

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¨SIMPLE PLEASURES¨ – LOIRE, FRANCE

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¨AFTERNOON STROLL¨ – MONACO

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¨FAITH¨ – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

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¨CÉST LA VIE¨- LIMITED EDITION / HAVANA, CUBA

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¨A FORGOTTEN PAST¨- BEIJING, CHINA

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¨HAPPINESS¨- BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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¨CURIOUS SHEEP¨- AKAROA, NEW ZEALAND

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¨lESS IS MORE¨- LAKE TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND

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¨THE SOUND OF SILENCE¨- GISBORNE, NEW ZEALAND

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¨ALL WE NEED¨- BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

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¨A QUIET MYSTERY¨- HAKONE, JAPAN

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Goodbye 2016 – A Year of Personal Growth

The older one get, the more I realise that it doesn’t matter how wise a person is, there is always at least one more lesson to be learned.  It has been an incredible year with many twists and turns that were both exciting as well as disappointing.  But through it all, the one thing that continues to surprise me is that one can never plan for the future because it is almost never going to turn out the way we had hoped for.  And that is the beauty of it all.  I might not have seen it at the moment when it was happening but at the end of the day, I am thankful that it did.  The year started with a clear vision but as things progressed, I soon learned that I must refocus the much needed energy in building my own dreams, not someone´s else.

Life is a process of evolving into a better version of yourself.  And without the ups and downs we all experience on a daily basis, we would never be able to learn and appreciate the little precious moments.  So with that in mind, there are many exciting things planned for next year but as I mentioned before, things can change, but at least this time, I would be doing it all in the pursuit of my own vision and dreams.  And with that in mind, here are some favourite moments to bid a sweet goodbye to 2016…

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For the relaunch of Valente Bogota

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Springtime in Boston

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Los Angeles

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Shanghai, China

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One of my favourite campaigns, Willow and Hunt

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Havana, Cuba

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Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Beijing, China

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The Best for Last, our home in Bogota, Colombia
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A medida que uno envejece, mas me doy cuenta de que no importa cuán sabia sea una persona, siempre hay al menos una lección mas que aprender. Ha sido un año increíble con muchas vueltas y giros que fueron tanto excitantes como decepcionantes. Pero a través de todo, algo que continúa sorprendiéndome es que nunca se puede planear para el futuro porque casi nunca va a resultar de la manera que uno lo había esperado. Y ahí es donde radica la belleza de todo. Puede que yo no lo haya visto al momento en que estaba pasando, pero al final del día, agradezco que haya pasado. El año empezó con una visión clara pero en la medida que las cosas progresaron, pronto me dì cuenta que debo re enfocar la energía tan necesaria en construir mis propios sueños, no los de alguien mas.

La vida es un proceso de evolución para llegar a ser la mejor versión de uno mismo. Y sin las altas y bajas que experimentamos diariamente, nunca podríamos aprender y apreciar los pequeños preciosos momentos. Con esto en mente, hay muchas cosas emocionantes planeadas para el próximo año, pero como mencione antes, las cosas pueden cambiar, pero al menos en esta ocasión, todo lo haré en la búsqueda de mis propia visión y sueños. Y teniendo esto en cuenta, aquí están algunos de mis momentos favoritos para darle un dulce adiós al 2016…

Barichara, Colombia

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Springtime in Boston

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Los Angeles

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Shanghai, China

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London Fashion Week

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The Best for Last, our home in Bogota, Colombia

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Spanish Translation by Assistant Editor, Angelica Carvajal

 

Beijing, a Forgotten Past

The last leg of our journey took us to Beijing and what an adventure that was.  This is a city with over 22M people and you can certainly feel the enormity of it wherever you go.  It has been my lifetime dream to see the Great Wall of China and this was the main reason why we went.  I knew it was going to be busy but to be honest, I wasn’t prepared for how hectic it was going to be.  We visited all the main sites including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and of course, the Great Wall.  I loved every place we went despite what seemed to be a million tourists pushing and shoving one another for that perfect photo.  Nevertheless, underneath all that chaos is a beautiful and rich history that many have probably forgotten by now.  It is fascinating to learn about its magnificent history while being at the centre of it all.  It makes me realise how much have changed and the only thing that went through my mind was a bit of sadness and disappointment.  The country today is rich with all its beautiful shops, tall buildings and modern technology.  However, what it is lacking I personally believe, is a sense of the past, where everything first began.  All around me was an existence of a deep admiration for all things modern, big, and powerful.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with today´s lifestyle but to think when a country is blessed with such an incredible historic past, much of that should be cherished and forever look upon as a symbol of strength.  It is not to say that all is lost but for the most part, it has changed, and rather rapidly…
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La última parada de nuestro viaje nos llevó a Beijing y que aventura la que fue! Esta es una ciudad con más de 22 millones de habitantes y uno siente verdaderamente la enormidad que ello implica donde sea que uno vaya. Ha sido mi sueño de toda la vida ver la Gran Muralla China y esta fue la principal razón por la que visitamos la ciudad. Sabía que iba a ser concurrido pero para ser honesta, no estaba preparada para lo caótico que fue. Visitamos los sitios principales incluidos la Ciudad Prohibida, el Palacio de Verano y por supuesto, la Gran Muralla. Adoré cada lugar a pesar de lo que parecía ser un millón de turistas empujando y dando codazos uno contra otro para lograr la foto perfecta. Sin embargo, bajo todo ese caos hay una historia hermosa y rica que muchos han probablemente olvidado hoy en día. Es fascinante aprender acerca de esta historia magnífica mientras se visita el centro de ella. Esto me hace caer en cuenta cuanto ha cambiado todo y la única cosa que pasó por mi mente fue un poco de tristeza y decepción. Hoy el país es rico con todas sus lindas tiendas, edificios altos y tecnología moderna. Sin embargo, personalmente creo que le falta un sentido del pasado, donde todo empezó. Todo a mi alrededor evidencia una admiración profunda por todo lo moderno, grande y poderoso. No hay absolutamente nada malo con el estilo de vida de hoy pero cuando hay un país bendecido con tan increíble pasado histórico, mucho de ello debería ser apreciado y considerado como un símbolo de fortaleza. No hay que decir que todo está perdido, pero en su mayoría, ha cambiado y muy rápidamente…..

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Spanish Translation by Assistant Editor, Angelica Carvajal