Jose Martinez was born in 1962, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico where he currently lives and works. Working as a professional Fine Art photographer since 1983 he finds inspiration from the ‘everyday’, and carries his camera with him at all times. "You never know, if something is going to jump right in the next corner"… he says. Encouraged by artists such as Joan Fontcuberta, Irving Penn, Edward Weston, Joyce Tenneson, his own work has become synonymous for its abstract and conceptual vision - playing with objects and still life, and exploring different photographic techniques. Jose Martinez Verea has participated in many exhibitions across Mexico, the Unites States, France and Germany.