Jim Martinello's life, and his photography, thrives on passion alone. His commitment to friends, family and adventure is second to none, and he spreads his infectious enthusiasm with everyone who comes across his path. He is a very well-rounded, all-around athlete, who undertakes a wide variety of action sports, adventures and experiences to keep his spirit alive. Although not a professionally-educated shooter, Jim's photography speaks volumes about the true essence of the outdoors.
There are great photographers who try and participate in high-risk sports to get the shot, there are incredible athletes who shoot lacklustre images, and then there's Jim Martinello. He is both athlete, adventurer and photographer who captures bold imagery while actively participating in a vast array of outdoor pursuits. A typical year in Jim's life might look something like this: expedition paddling on the Pacific Ocean, skiing steep lines and deep powder in the Coast Mountains, climbing new routes in unexplored regions, and a bunch of family camping trips with his wife and two young children.
He shoots from the heart, and it shows in all of Jim's images. He has shown his work in dozens of slideshows, and has been published in The Alpinist, Mountain Life Magazine, Rock & Ice, the Canadian Alpine Journal and many more. His recent trip was an adventure film with National Geographic.