The Light Festival in Costa Rica as seen by Isaac Martinez
by Ivo Henfling
Now that most of you are on holiday, and I am not, you might have some more time available to enjoy the work of Isaac Martinez. Isaac is a panoramic photographer and does panoramic photos and virtual tours.
I met Isaac the first time in the year 2,000 when I was marketing and sales manager at a Costa Rica real estate project in Tarcoles, on the Central Pacific Coast, with the name of Lomas de Carara. Today, the resort is called Nativa Resort.
I had to market this incredibly beautiful development with nothing in it, but the beauty of the views, because there was nothing built yet. The human eye has a panoramic view of things but the lens of a camera doesn’t. That’s how I found Isaac.
Ever since, Isaac has kept me up to date on everything he has done over the years and since I wrote an article about the Christmas in Costa Rica and the light festival last week, I thought I should share with you some of his beautiful work.
When you click on the link that takes you to the Light Festival, please wait until the photo downloads completely. The photos are completely automatic but he also gives you the tools to move the photo faster, and you can take it to the skyline manually. This is fantastic when you look at
For nature, the one on Chirripó under Tourism is totally awesome and I enjoy the one on the city hall in Valencia and the Tortuga Lodge where you have several panoramic pictures in one. The Jorge Jimenez Deredia tour, another exceptional Costarican artist, who also has some of his art in Avenida Escazu, is worth having a look at. On the left inferior corner, you can click on different locations of the exhibition. For some of the pictures you might need Quicktime on your computer but he has a free download link there. You will need to re-start your computer after downloading but it’s worth taking the time.
Isaac Martinez has been exploring the potential of Panoramic Photography and Virtual Tours since 1996. He is a member of the International Virtual Reality Photographers Association and Pro Member in 360Cities.net. His work was selected for the “2011 Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography” exhibition in Palmela, Portugal.
His work was included in the recent book, “Mirandonos” a compendium of the work of the top art photographers in Costa Rica in the last 50 years.
Isaac productions includes Virtual Tours for hotels, art galleries, architects, real estate developers, auto and motorcycle dealerships, road construction companies and government projects all over the world.
Some of his favorite venues year after year include museum and art fairs such as The NYC Armory Show, Art Basel Switzerland / Miami Beach, Arte Americas, Maco Mexico, ArteBa in Buenos Aires, ARCO Spain, and the Venice Biennale.
Isaac’s services include:
• 360º Panoramic Photography (Cylindrical)
• 360º x 180º Spherical Photos (Cubic)
• Aerial Photography (including 360º panoramas)
• Virtual Object Production
• Virtual Tour for Internet Websites or Multimedia CD-ROMs.
For those who love motorbikes, have some fun in New Jersey. I hope you enjoy Isaac’s tours as much as I do. If you have a real estate project or need to advertise your hotel or feel you need to exhibit something else on your website, give Isaac a call his phone numbers and email address are all over his website. He has some incredible ideas and enjoys what he does.
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