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Jun 13, 2017

Small Business Owner Spotlight: Mariana Martinis of Glyph Creative Studio

If you’ve attended one of our WHA events, you’ve likely seen photographer extraordinaire Mariana Martinis weaving in and out of the crowd, capturing the best moments on camera. Not only (…)

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Mariana Martinis, a Photographer we <3!

If you’ve attended one of our WHA events, you’ve likely seen photographer extraordinaire Mariana Martinis weaving in and out of the crowd, capturing the best moments on camera. Not only does she take gorgeous pictures, she’s also an absolute joy to work with. That’s why we’re thrilled to present Mariana, and her company Glyph Creative Studio as our latest Small Business Owner Spotlight!

Name of Business

Glyph Creative Studio

 

Owned by

Mariana Martinis

 

Year Created

I have been working in photography for over 14 years, but in 2006 was when I registered Glyph formally.

 

Address

2525 Borden Ave. #219, LIC NY 11101

 

What are you known for?

I am known for being very sweet and fun when working with children. I’m also a baby whisperer.

 

Where in Queens do you live? How did you end up here?

I live in Fresh Meadow, but I love everything about Astoria and LIC. I often hang out in the area’s movie theaters and restaurants. I love the small stores around here. And I definitely wanted to open my studio in this area.

 

What made you decide to start a business in the Astoria/LIC area?

I identify with the lifestyle and the people that are here. I love the proximity to the city, yet not needing to be in the city rush.

 

What has been your favorite event to shoot?

That’s a tricky question. Of course I love and enjoy every single party organized by We Heart Astoria!

 

What is your favorite place in Astoria to take photos?

Gantry Plaza. Definitely. For venues, I love The Foundry, Ravel Hotel, Metropolitan Building, and The Aurora Gallery.

What’s your favorite place to grab food when you’re working?

Arepa’s Cafe

 

What’s a hidden Astoria secret you feel like people don’t know about that you absolutely love?

I don’t know if there is a secret place but let me know if you know one!

 

If you have friends or family visiting Astoria, where do you take them?

To my favorite places. (All of the above)

How have you seen Astoria change since you’ve been here?

I feel it has become more urbanized.

What’s your favorite part of owning a business in Queens?

My favorite part of having my business in Queens has been all the diversity I’ve been able to encounter.

 

Thank you so much to Mariana for taking the time to chat with us! You can check out her awesome work at the Glyph Creative Studio website here.

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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