Martin, who is based in Billings, Montana, first made her name with underwater photography. Waterproof camera housing was very pricey at the time, but being resourceful, Martin made her own. “No one needs underwater portraits. But there is an audience for anything,” she told Yellowstone Valley Woman.
Shot in oceans, lakes and swimming pools, Martin’s underwater images were described as “fantastical.” In addition to selling her conceptual photography, she was able to support herself with portrait photography and giving workshops. But as Martin told Pictureline, “Even the most well-known photographers are constantly evolving.”
Jenna Martin’s latest project is about as far from ethereal underwater scenes as it’s possible to get. She made a plan with a friend, model Rachelle Kathleen, to do a small photo shoot. However Martin had decided that this wasn’t going to be any ordinary photo shoot in the usual scenic location.