Cade’s Stories

CADE'S STORIES

Floored.

Floored. I photographed a campaign for Shaw Floors at the gorgeous Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, Georgia. The images feature the juxtaposition of polished flooring in unexpected locations. This

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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady Bridal shoots tend to make people feel good – optimistic, hopeful, happy. Set in Glen Echo Park in the D.C. area, this editorial for

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George Nan

George Nan It’s a bit nerve racking photographing someone that means so much to you In college at Virginia Commonwealth University, I was fortunate to study

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Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Assassination The Smithsonian is an American treasure, full of American treasures. Whether you’ve been there or not, the name Smithsonian points to our collective

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advertising and style photography for Gum Tree Farms

Gum Tree Farm

Gum Tree Farm These aren’t just photographs of beautiful people, in beautiful clothing, in a beautiful setting. These are clothes, woven from the wool of

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Virginia Lottery

Barber Martin for Virginia Lottery In a holiday campaign with Barber Martin Agency, I got to capture the authentic reactions of people as they were

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MyEyeDr RSF

SmithGifford for MyEyeDr One of the things I’ve come to value most about being a photographer is the opportunity to learn from every project. Case

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Miss Piggy Goes to Washington

Miss Piggy Goes to Washington The Jim Henson Legacy Foundation donated 21 Muppets to the Smithsonian. Smithsonian Magazine hired me to photograph Miss Piggy visiting a couple

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Tucker ’48

TUCKER ’48SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE Preston Tucker and his car of the future have quite a story. The short of it, he was a legendary innovator, and

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Robot Love

Robot Love I am honored to have my C-3PO images for Smithsonian Magazine selected in the Editorial category for the juried Communication Arts 2018 Photo

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USDA breastfeeding woman and child

Mother & Child

Mother & Child Hager Sharp is an agency that prides itself on creating work that fosters meaningful change in the world. They’ve been at it

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The Evolution of Over War

3-days, 50-Portraits, A Collective Voice. The Evolution of Over War The Beginning. Being Understood. There are people who understand you well enough to challenge you, but in that if-you’re-not-pushing-boundaries-you’re-not-doing-it-right kind of way, people you ultimately trust to have your back and your best interests at heart. Kate Chase, my friend, former rep and now producer, is one of those people. She’s the engine on this project – and while there were more than a few times that I was called to step outside of my comfort zone (I might devote a separate story to this), I’m really glad I answered.

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Virginia Opera

Virginia Opera The Virginia Opera project is another collaboration between Cade Martin and the always creative, Jamin Hoyle

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SHRM

SHRM Society for Human Resource Management.  SHRM is probably one of my longest standing clients. And I’ve gotta gush – I love them, I really

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Tattoo Project

Tattoo Project On a break during a project, a client and I got to talking about tattoos, and a potential portrait project involving tattoos. She

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Character, Not Characters

Character, Not Characters O Museum in the MansionWashington DC The tagline of the The Mansion on O & O Street Museum begins with “everything is possible.” With

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Mummies

Mummies Mexico. It’s a recurring theme in my personal work because it’s a place that has had a hold on me from some of my earliest memories.

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Greetings from the Bayou!

Greetings from the Bayou! This shot was part of an impromptu personal project piggybacking a commissioned shoot in New Orleans. A location scout friend mentioned

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Mexico

Mexico I have a strong affinity for Mexico, the place and its people. I have been traveling there since I was a little boy and

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ARS NOVA

ARS NOVA This was a really fun Off-Broadway project with Naomi Usher of Studio Usher for Ars Nova. Three really distinct images, Sundown, Yellow Moon

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BeStreetSmart

Be Street Smart Through the “Tired Faces” project, I was surprised to learn that crashes in the Washington DC area resulted in the deaths of

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Virginia Opera

Add Your Heading Text Here As an admirer of the Virginia Opera and it’s mission to create transformative cultural experiences through passionate storytelling and beautiful

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Marriott

Marriott The Marriott team, with creative director KD Cantarella leading the way, was a true pleasure to work with.  The campaign was well-received and the

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Lucha Libre

Lucha Libre For me it is so true that one thing always leads to another. On my projects, the creative people and ideas often spark

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Trend & Tradition

Trend & Tradition Growing up in Richmond, VA, trips just an hour or so southeast to Colonial Williamsburg were common weekend fare. I have really

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Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Tom Robbins.  Yes, that Tom Robbins, iconic American author. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and went to VCU. Tom Robbins grew up

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Bayou

Bayou On one of my last projects in New Orleans I had a beer one night with location scout, Aaron Dunsay. While we talked, he

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Workbook

Workbook Excited and humbled to see this series of images created for Starbucks on the cover and as the chapter dividers in the recent edition

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Supporting the Arts

Supporting the Arts The image, “Supporting the Arts,” is the result of a project with RP3 for Norfolk Southern Railway. Norfolk Southern has been a

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Down in Mississippi…

Down in Mississippi… I’ve always had a fondness for the Mississippi-Louisiana corridor, the Delta in particular, where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil

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Baby Screams Miracle

Baby Screams Miracle My partnership with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has yielded a collection of posters as interesting and wide-ranging as their productions. The New

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Wolfman

Wolfman I first heard about 2 wolf-boys in Mexico 20+ years ago. It was a legend, a character that stuck with me and I couldn’t

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Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson Growing up, basketball was the only thing I was interested in and the Showtime era Los Angeles Lakers were my team. I know

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Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking Some institutions live up to their legend. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. is such an

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William Eggleston

William Eggleston Photographing the photographer. Memphis. I got wind of a juke joint festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi and I hopped a flight in London, through

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Comic Con Cosplay

ComicCon Cosplay This personal project is no small part nostalgia, married with a visual bonanza. The people who dress up and take so much time

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Delta Blues

Delta Blues Blues Portrait Project  I’ve always had a fondness for the Mississippi-Louisiana corridor, the Delta in particular.  As a child, I was fortunate to

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Mercy Street

Mercy Street When PBS invited me to create something engaging to promote Ridley Scott’s new Civil War production, “Mercy Street,” my team and I went

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Vegas. Baby.

Vegas. Baby. Las Vegas is a place that inspires extremes, people love it or they turn up their noses at it. I don’t gamble but

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Stelara Campaign 

Stelara Campaign When the crew and I found ourselves alongside the broadcast production, and ultimately in the position to have to reimagine and rebuild their

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Ms Whittington

Ms Whittington Many of my personal images happen as the result of a habit I have of seizing on an opportunity to capture a something

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Life in the Bayou

Life in the Bayou I’ve always loved the bayou outside of New Orleans. On one of my last projects in Louisiana I stayed an extra

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GENLUX Magazine

GENLUX Magazine Creative Director: Stephen Kamifuji Photographer: Cade Martin  Stylist: Pascale Lemaire  Model: Tanya / Fenton Moon, New York  Art Direction: David Calderley  Hair and

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Katie O’Malley

First things first, Katie O’Malley is amazing. Smart. Patient. Kind. Beautiful. Second things well, second, sometimes no matter intentions and planning, things go sideways. Third

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At the Drive-In

Drive-In for Virginia Living Magazine  Homage to O. Winston Link. Check out the behind the scenes video below! DRIVE IN BTS from Cade Martin on

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Lone Ranger

Clayton Moore wore this black mask at the star of The Lone Ranger (ABC, 1949-57 but I’m sure you knew that,) a Western TV series about a

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Design Bureau Magazine

Stickworks People have amazing talents. On a bookstore stop one night during a shoot in Miami, I came across the book Stickwork by artist Patrick Dougherty. I

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