Born and raised in Mexico City, Alejandro Martinez’s roots in cinematography run deep. His grandfather and great-uncle were legendary filmmakers of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. But Martinez has become a renowned director of photography in his own right, lending his artistic vision and technical expertise to films and television shows for over a decade.
Alejandro Martinez began his career as a director of photography for various horror and thriller films in Mexico and the U.S. His work led him to Spanish director Gabe Ibáñez. The two filmmakers collaborated on the short film Máquina and Ibáñez’s first feature-length film, Hierro. Hierro was a critical success, receiving a nomination for the Caméra d’Or for Best First Feature Film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
This collaboration between Martinez and Ibáñez was the catalyst for Autómata, a 2014 sci-fi film starring Golden Globe winner Antonio Banderas. It wasn’t long before the film’s stunning post-apocalyptic visuals caught the attention of the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, earning Martinez a nomination for the Goya Award for Best Cinematography. This award – one of the highest honors in filmmaking, considered Spain’s equivalent of the Oscars – brought Martinez’s work into the international spotlight.
Alejandro Martinez recent credits include the award winning TV shows HERE ON EARTH and TNT´s ALIENIST: Angel of DARKNESS
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