Martin Sanchez

Country: United States 🇺🇸

Also known as ZEKEDRONE - Born in Argentina raised in United States my early passion direction was always into sports but more fascinating was looking at airplanes and how they flew. I eventually wanted to pursue pilot school but when I discovered the computer in the early 90s my full attention was on creating things on a digital platform. From the early 2000s onward I experimented with some many digital applications and creation tools in the digital media space. Photography was one of them but I never pushed myself to the fullest. Not until late 2015 when I discovered the drone with photography and video capabilities. At first I really didn't know what to do with it and photography was not the main focus. I was really fascinated with flying it and sometimes hooking up my phone to it and live-streaming from the sky. It probably took approximately one year after when I started photographing on a topdown angle perspective when I discovered an obsessive approach on how things looked from this point of view. I soon realized that this was going to take over my new artistic and creation development to a whole new level.

Soon after pushing myself with getting familiar with aerial photography my experimental senses kicked in and I discovered a new art form which I call VISUAL DRONE ART. Its a type of photography art that introduces a visual performance only viewable and appreciated from the topdown angle drone view. This is more or less the creative side of drones. Its hard to explain and very difficult to visually understand as it becomes more of an illusion when viewed from the drone versus seen with your own eyes at a different angle. Its a mix of minimalism, abstraction and illusion. This new art form was seen by many from around the world that eventually I was invited to Abu Dhabi to showcase and do a live demonstration and open forum at one of the most prestiges contemporary art museums of modern art at Manarat Al Saadiyat. This was very honorable and I met so many people from around the world.

This new medium for me is still so early in its stages and has opened my eyes to so many capabilities. It will transform the world we see around us and the art community to new levels of creation and I am very fascinated and honorable to be part of it.