Westchester NY Portraits

Just launched a new site today to profile my growing portraiture portfolio. I now have studios conveniently located in Tarrytown (Westchester county) and Jefferson Valley (Putnam county). I”ve always loved photographing people, kids and pets so keep me in mind for that next assignment. Please have a look at the new site here: www.westchesterportraits.com and as always, let me know what you think.
Thanks for visiting. Jaime

People Head Shots

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iPhone Panorama Feature

I’m really loving the iPhone Panorama feature. Here is a recent photo taken of The Bear Mountain Bridge in NY’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

Bear Mountain Bridge, NY

Bear Mountain Bridge

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Just Launched www.realestatephotographyny.com

If you are in need of high quality residential or commercial photography or videography, please check out my new site. Below is a gallery from a recent commercial assignment: http://www.realestatephotographyny.com/

If you would like to see residential real estate photographs, visit: http://www.realestatephotographyny.com/?page_id=8

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Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Williams AZ


U.S. Route 66 (also known as the Mother Road) was a highway within the U.S. Highway System. One of the original U.S. highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926 – with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km).

Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and it supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive in the face of the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System.

Route 66 underwent many improvements and realignments over its lifetime, and was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985 after it was decided the route was no longer relevant and had been replaced by the Interstate Highway System. Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designated a National Scenic Byway of the name “Historic Route 66”. Several states have adopted significant bypassed sections the former alignment of US 66 into the state road network as State Route 66.

These photos are from Kingman and Williams Arizona. To learn more, visit: http://www.historic66.com/

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Rock and Roll Never Forgets

Back in the late 70’s I photographed many NY area concerts and entertainers for Circus Magazine. Here are a few photographs that I’ve recently scanned from the original fim transparencies. Most of these were shot on  Kodak Extachrome slide film then scanned by scancafe.com

Enjoy! Long live rock & roll.

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2011 Holiday Walk in NYC with my iPhone

Sometimes you need to look past the more traditional NYC photos and find the hidden gems. All photos taken with the iPhone.

Grand Central Station, New York City

Surreal Grand Central Station

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Horseman’s Hollow at Philipsburg Manor – Sleepy Hollow, NY

Philipsburg Manor in the lovely town of Sleepy Hollow, NY transformed itself this October evening into a town driven mad by the infamous Headless Horseman. Elaborate costumes and the work of award-wining feature-film makeup artists really make this a fun and extremely popular event in this Hudson River town. Be sure to visit the Historic Hudson Valley website to learn about their upcoming events.

Shooting in the dark is not an easy task, so I concentrated on doing portraits using my 17 – 55mm lens and an external flash with a Westcott Micro Apollo modifier.

Watch out for the Headless Horseman!

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Union Church of Pocantico Hills, NY

Union Church Pocantico Hills New York

Union Church Interior

Recently, I was fortunate enough to receive special permission to photograph the inside of Union Church here in Westchester County, NY.

This beautiful church is located in Pocantico Hills, a town steeped in history.

Union Church Pocantico Hills New York

Union Church

This quaint stone church was built in 1921 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. for the community and families use. It features beautiful stained glass originals including one by Henri Matisse and nine by Marc Chagall.

If you are ever in Westchester county New York, be sure to visit the Union Church, the Rockefeller home Kykuit and the Hisoric Hudson Valley!

All you history buffs and art lovers, be sure to check out this new FREE app “Matisse and Chagall in Rockefeller Country” It features some of these photographs.http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/matisse-chagall-in-rockefeller/id491108311?mt=8

Please note that my photographs are copyright © Jaime Martorano, and cannot be used without my permission.



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Garrison Arts Center Photo Competition Winner

I’m happy to report that “Squam Lake Paddle” has won first price in the 2011 open category at the Garrison, NY Arts Center.

Squam Lake New Hampshire Boat House

Squam Lake Paddle

Jaime Martorano Award winning photograph








The competition can be viewed from September 10 – October 2, 2011 at The Garrison Arts Center. Jurors: Larry Fink & Stephen Perloff.

The photo can be purchased on line here: http://www.jaimemartorano.com/landscape_photographs/e39c69bc

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Busy Fall for this Westchester NY Photographer

Here are some recent photographs I did for Wilder Balter Partners 55+ community in Cold Spring, NY. If you are looking for luxury maintenance free living, check them out. Glassbury Court at Cold Spring













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