FLAVIA MARTINEZ

Flavia Martinez

Flavia Martinez

Instagram @flaviamtz - Director of Photography in Mexico

My name is Flavia Martínez, I am a Mexican Director of Photography.
I graduated from the CCC (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica).
In the very beginning of my carreer I was only interested in shooting fiction, but it was after shooting my first documentary as a Director, The mammalian Reflex that I realized the magic of shooting documentary. It is thanks to that project that I also fell in love with shooting underwater. I certified as a freediver, and since then, have been filming underwater, holding my breath.
Now, I find myself preparing an independent Mexican feature called "Ana´s desire", a great project that will be shot during the month of may this year.
I love still photography as well. To me, cinema and still photography are two disciplines that have accompanied me a long way, and I can´t imagine doing the one without the other.

Favorite Mexican dish?
Hard to say. I think I´m gonna go for a nice fish taco or a ceviche tostada...

Mexico's best kept secret?
Cenotes!

Favorite quote?
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”

Hangover cure?
Clamato and a michelada...!

Your best skill?
I´m a pretty good salsa dancer...

What do you wish you could find from Mexico in NY?
The nice tropical weather!

Favorite instagram account to follow?
@waynelevinimages