Marty is number 1!
Well, sort of. Marty was Meredith’s first staff photographer! Before his 16 years at Meredith, he photographed for Maytag, JCPenney, Walmart, Service Merchandise, Hy-Vee and even the U.S. Army. As a staffer for Meredith he has photographed for 100's of publications including Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart, All Recipes and Midwest Living.
Marty’s journey in photography began early. At the age of 12, he won a photo contest in the local Picture magazine produced by the Des Moines Register. From that start came a home darkroom; yearbook and school news photography; service in the U.S. Army and a degree in commercial photography from Hawkeye Community College.