Tampa-based award-winning photographic artist Amy Martz is celebrated for showcasing her unique take on visual environments with images that provide a refreshingly unexpected perspective. Her work compels the viewer to experience what is seen as mundane on an engrossingly visceral level. By approaching the conventional with an unconventional eye, the artistry of her work invites the eye to further explore the structure, architecture, artisanship and history of how desire and passion breed the urban landscapes that surround us.
Amy is the featured artist for Tampa’s only four-star hotel, Le Meridien, where her Best of the Bay award-winning “Tampa Discovery Moments” art collection is displayed throughout the hotel’s guest rooms, lobby, and the hotel brand’s renowned arrival artwork. In addition to Le Meridien, she has multiple pieces of art displayed in the City of Tampa’s permanent artwork collection, The Oxford Exchange, Bryan Glazer Family JCC, CW's Gin Joint and many private art collections worldwide.
Currently Amy is one of three female architectural photographers in the U.S. who is approved to commercially photograph Marriott/Starwood hotels (Le Meridien, Westin, W, Sheraton, etc.). Corporate photography clients also include the New York Yankees, the City of Tampa, Tampa Bay Times, Creative Loafing, Walt Disney World, Ball Watch USA, Old Northeast Jewelers (ONJ), and many more.
Despite most photographers not being awarded a museum exhibition in their lifetime, Amy's co-exhibition with acclaimed photographer Maria Bevilacqua entitled New Visions (pictured left), ran at the prestigious Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) in 2016 and is being prepared for a global tour.
Amy awarded a USF Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, which is one of "the most prestigious awards presented by the USF Alumni Association for the entire University of South Florida."