Month: May 2015

On Island Profile: Rashad Martinez – Forever a King

The afternoon sun was barely visible behind a barrage of bright, white clouds, but the unbearable 3 p.m. warmth was a dreadful reminder of its presence. However, the sweltering heat had no effect on the bustling, prepubescent faces of the “Do-Re-Mi Daycare” after-school students as they marched down the path towards the back entrance. A non-uniformed face stood out amongst the children, herding them safely into the building and out of the persistent blaze. Inside,  he was surrounded by their boisterous voices; some recanting their day and others complaining about their pestering peers. His expression was unreadable. Whether he was bored or entertained could not be discerned, but he met each of their eyes and listened intently to their stories with the same focus he gave his craft. For Virgin Islander, Rashad Martinez, each task given to him is met with diligence, pride and unmitigated focus whether it is photography or managing after-school children. “He’s passionate about whatever he’s into,” said his mother and owner of “Do-Re-Mi,” Patricia Martinez. After a slight laugh, she added, …