"Much love to this man and his family! The places he is willing to drag a camera along to show the world what incredible spots lay just outside what we knew before are something to keep an eye on. I have been lucky enough to join on a few of the more tame adventures like whitewater paddling in winter and dragging a sit ski into places one had never been before, still very outside the box. Listening to his passion for the outdoors and what it can do for so many lives is something that sets this guy apart from a photographer. Always looking forward to seeing what you're up to Jimmy!"
"Jimmy is a frequent contributor of Mountain Life magazine and no matter the topic covered in his photos, you can be sure they’ll warm your heart and those of the readers."
"Over the years I've been on numerous extended trip with Jimmy ranging from Standup Paddle touring/ surf trips in remote regions to the highest mountains in the coast range on 1st descents on skis. Jimmy represents the best intersection of adventure meets art. He's got the eye to capture the perfect moment and the ambition to be in the right place to get it. The only thing that surpasses his work is his ability to make the most extreme of adventures feel like one of the best experiences of your life."
"Over the years I've been on numerous extended trip with Jimmy ranging from Standup Paddle touring/ surf trips in remote regions to the highest mountains in the coast range on 1st descents on skis. Jimmy brings an energy and organization to the team that creates a really well balanced group who love to share inspiring experiences with others. His creative eye behind the camera in any environment speaks for itself in the content he captures."
"Going on an adventure with Jimmy is always the highlight of my year. He is so positive and talented that we always have a great time together and he captures the moment with his wonderful photography."
"Jimmy Martinello's talent with a camera is more than just technical acuity. He puts his heart into every shot and a viewer feels the soulfulness of his interaction with his subject matter in each photograph. A consummate professional and dedicated watersportsman, you'll find Jimmy working on his craft even on his day off while spending time in the waters he enriches in BC. One of a kind."
"Generous & kind. Passionate & fun loving – working with Jimmy is always a joy. He lives, works and plays by his values and brings you into his extended family, so that it never feels like work when you connect with him. From climbing to paddling – I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jimmy on various brand campaigns and photo shoots for over 10 years and hope to continue into the future doing more of the same."
"Working with Jimmy is always a pleasure. He pushes our kit to the limits while delivering some epic content and images. A true adventurer that goes to the places we dream of"
“Jimbo, the adventurers Adventurer. Jimmy has been an inspiration of mine since before we met. Seeking true adventure in every nook and cranny the world has to offer. After working with Jimmy in both personal and profession capacities, my appreciation for what he does, and how he does it with so much passion is infectious. If your lucky to get invited on a Jimmy adventure….Never say no… and don’t expect it to be normal, nor easy. Outrageous and adventurous…..indeed. Much love Jimmy!!"
"Jimmy is a one of a kind human being. Always up for an epic adventure. Always a positive mindset. Always capturing the special moments"
"We have had articles and photos from Jimmy on and off for the past 9 years. Jimmy has provided our Stand Up Magazine with the most amazing photo’s from all over the World! Such interesting articles that almost take you to the places he visits. Precise and clear are two words to describe Jimmy’s photos and articles"
"Jimmy is the most caring man I know. It is this love for you and me, his love for the planet, the love for the animals and plants, everything... that is revealed in his images. You can feel it on the page, the love comes through. It's what makes his photography unique, his stories unique. This level of love is a rare beast and we should all take notice. He has something to teach us all."
"Jimmy is an incredibly passionate, warm, and talented human who I've had the pleasure of “working” with and calling a friend for nearly a decade. Jimmy has an innate ability to genuinely connect with people at their core spreading his infectious positivity. Which is reflected in his photography and authentic storytelling. He’s an amazing photographer and elite multidiscipline outdoor athlete. What seems like an out-there, epic adventure to many is just another day in the life of Jimmy Martinello."
"Travelling with you feels always very true. You're sensitivity and curiosity are always a big plus on a trip or in a group. You respect nature and people a lot and the only thing which counts for you is being keen. Psyched for more together Jimmy! Warm hug from southern France."
"The supreme beauty of Jimmy's images most adequately reflect the love he shares so generously for the magical power of engagement with pristine landscape."
“I’ve travelled and adventured with Jim for over 20 years. He truly represents the spirit of adventure. His stoke and positive attitude is endless, and crucial for the rigours of an expedition. He’s spent his life mastering a multitude of sports to enable these adventures, and then turned to his considerable energy to photography and storytelling. He’s a natural team and community builder as well. From our earliest missions, any trip involving Jim meant there was a ragtag group of personalities and skill levels involved. If you have an adventure idea that needs a spark, an A-Team that needs to be assembled, or a story that needs to be chronicled, Jim has the experience and passion to bring it to life.”
"Yeeeeeah! That is still my favourite climbing pic that I have ever had taken of me. Thanks for sharing Jimmy!"
"A lot goes into planning a major field expedition. They are like a casting effort for TV, you search high and low, and if you get it right - experience, talent, personality and energy flowing together - you’ve got a hit show. Jimmy was great casting! He understands the expedition, he’s an expert outdoorsman, he’s a pro photographer, a pro stand up paddle boarder, a pro mountain climber, a team player, and best of all he brings energy to spare, and loan out to others, on every project. Jimmy did outstanding work for us in Switzerland, Northern Alberta, and Dominica and I highly recommend him."
"Jimmy is that rare breed of photographer/adventure-athlete who thrives in outdoor environments, and brings home incredible visual proof of his adventurous exploits. He's been one of the most prolific photographers during my tenure as the Photo Editor at Mountain Life Magazine, and his images have lent a strong visual voice to our publications. He truly enjoys getting after it no matter what the adventure calls for, and it shows in his work."
"I’ve known jimmy for 30 years now. We have worked, traveled and adventured together. An incredible family man who could not be more solid."
"Jimmy Martinello is fuelled by adventure and passion. Being an athlete himself allows him to get images in places that most photographers can’t get to."
"I have known Jim for many years and have collaborated on countless projects and adventures.His energy an attitude are infectious along with a incredible sense to connect with people and nature. "
“Jimmy has an energy that is seemingly boundless - this takes him to the far corners of the globe but also keeps his spirits high through any adventure I can imagine. He really makes work feel like play and I think it’s why his photos are so dynamic and awesome.”
"Jimmy is a breath of fresh air to work with. He’s positive, easygoing and accommodating. He definitely makes you feel like a partnership is more like a friendship…..just all around lovely."