As a professional writer and editor, Martha has been involved with making decisions on the use of photographic images during the course of her career. She began taking serious photographs of her own when a friend gave her a single lens reflex film camera. Her travels in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Antarctica inspired her many images of the lands and their people, both in portrait and landscape.
The jump into creative photography came as she observed sunlight shining on flowers on her kitchen windowsill. Some of the light was colored by passing through vases on the shelf. This led to Weintraub's series of abstract flower pictures.
When she took up digital photography, she found her medium. While she would never want to give up being behind the camera, of equal importance is the time she spends at the computer. She thinks of herself as a digital painter, and will spend hours at the computer creating images that fulfill her creative vision.
She studied photography with David Wurtzel, Ernestine Rubin, Maggie Taylor, Nancy Ori, Ricardo Barros, and Rick Wright. It was Wright who encouraged her to cater to her inner landscape.
Juried Shows & Awards
- B&W+Color Magaize, Spotlight Award, June 2012
- Philip’s Mill, Best In Show, March 2012
- New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery Show, 2009
- Artsbridge at Prallsville Mills Exhibit, 2005
- Philips Mill Annual Photography Exhibit, 2005
- Grounds for Sculpture, Focus on Photography Exhibit, 2004
- Philips Mill Annual Photography Exhibit, 2004
- Artsbridge at Prallsville Mills Exhibit, 2004
- Philips Mill Annual Photography Exhibit, 2003
- Philips Mill Annual Photography Exhibit, 2002
- Grounds for Sculpture, Focus on Photography Exhibit, 2002
Martha is the current president of Gallery 14, a cooperative fine art photography gallery in Hopewell, NJ