Martha Asencio-Rhine - Photographer


My love of photography was born along with my first son, who I couldn't stop making pictures of with newly-available digital cameras, five megapixels top. I transitioned to making pictures of all my family, other families, a small wedding here or there. But the pros I admired were working in photojournalism and it was those types of photos I wanted to make. I went back to school in 2014 and got a degree in journalism. Now I'm thrilled to be the rookie photographer on the multimedia team for my hometown paper. I live in St. Petersburg with my husband, two sons and two geckos. Besides photography I love to dance, spend time outdoors and read novels.

  1. Dead fish are transported on Southbound, Jessica and Toliver Tucker's shrimp boat, on Thursday, July 22, 2021, where Red Tide is decimating fish populations off Treasure Island.
  2. Finley, 7,  poses in her domain – her messy room.
  3. "Riverside Heights Becoming"
  4. Looking up at a hibiscus bush at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
  5. A public piano located under the I-275 overpass on Central Avenue was recently painted in rainbow colors during Pride month, Monday, June 7, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  6. Michael Palmer and Demetrius play cards while having drinks in the water near the Courtney Campbell Trail in Clearwater on Aug. 1, 2020. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic many people turned to the outdoors to gather.
  7. Portrait of Rev. Stephan Brown by Boyzell Hosey, for a story featuring Rev. Brown, who participated in the Oxford-AstraZenca COVID-19 vaccine trial. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2020.
  8. Scott Keeler is pictured in the Tampa Bay Times studio on Nov. 15, 2018.
  9. Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, as their children Ashley and Hunter watch.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
  10. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, watches as Ramon Docobo, Asst. Director of the Pharmacy at Tampa General Hospital, removes the COVID-19 vaccine from boxes Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)