Photography by Tommy Martin
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In the great and noble tradition of web designers I've never really had my own site before. Oh I've started plenty. But never actually finished one. Getting to the end of a long day designing sites for other people and feeling an overwhelming urge to do some more work on your own site isn't something I've ever experienced.
Now, thanks to weblobe, and thanks to people publishing some of my images and some other people asking if they can buy prints of some of my images, I've finally gotten around to doing it. Obviously it's not finished. In fact, the cynical may say it's barely started, but stay tuned... there's more on the way.
created on 2006-08-25 by tommy.
September 2006 some of my landscape work was published in a Czech magazine called PhotoArt. As far as I can tell the editor came across me/my work somewhere out there on the web. The bigger this interweb-thing gets, the more random-chance events seem to be happening to me. Cool.
Not speaking a single word of Czech, and the language itself featuring far too diacritic marks to make on-line translators in any way useful, I have no idea what they said about me. I wonder if it's maybe better that way. If they said very complementary things then it saves the whole laborious ego-trip. And of course if it turned out that only published pictures as a shining example of how not to take pictures, I remain blissfully ignorant. It's a win-win.
You can find the magazine's site at www.photoart.cz.
created on 2006-09-19 by tommym.
created on 2007-08-06 by tommym.
I got back from a very interesting weekend away to discover that an interview I did with Digital Photographer Magazine has just gone to print. I was kind of expecting it to be a little box on the side of a page and was rather pleased to discover that I've got the inside front cover, a double page feature spread and a two page interview.
I'm very grateful to the magazine's staff writer Josie Reavely for tracking me down and including me in the feature.
My work featured in the magazine:Haweswater Pump Tower
created on 2007-11-12 by tommym.
Well, after just over three years of shooting in Cumbria I think I have enough landscape work to be worth collecting together in a book. Seasons of Mist is 120 pages of the images that Cumbria has inspired me to make over the last few years.
I'm just so happy with how it's come out. I hope you will be too. You can order order signed copies right here...
created on 2008-06-15 by tommym.
I'm delighted to be able to announce the very first exhibition of my landscape work.
It's at the Gallery Upstairs in Melmerby, Cumbria, right above the hugely popular Village Bakery. The show is on from July 1st to August 28th, 2008 and is open daily from 9:30am to 5pm.
The Village Bakery
created on 2008-06-18 by tommym.
On July 1st the private view of my first exhibition coincides with the official launch of my first book Seasons of Mist.
Press can download an information pack.
created on 2008-06-30 by tommym.
The private view/launch of my show at Melmerby was officially a raging success.
We had a fantastic turnout, some great reactions to the work on show, and enough prints sold to send me running back to the framers with another big order.
The A4-mounted open edition prints went down a storm and I think pretty much everyone left with at least one.Buyers admiring their loot
All in all, I couldn't be happier.
A huge thank you to everyone who came along, and to the staff at the Village Bakery for looking after everyone so well.
created on 2008-07-02 by tommym.
My show at the Village Bakery Gallery was originally booked for July and August.
The first month has exceeded my most optimistic expectations. As well as praising my work people have also actually been buying it in gratifyingly large quantities. I personally take the opening of wallets to be an extraordinarily sincere form of flattery...
Following this success, I've happily accepted an invitation to extend the exhibition until the end of September.
created on 2008-08-12 by tommym.
My exhibition at the the Village Bakery in Melmerby has continued to build on its' initial success and has now been extended for second time. Officially it now runs until the end of October.
Unofficially, it's definitely going to run longer than that.. We'll be making some quite exciting announcements to that end once we've sorted out a few details... You can sign up to my newsletter if you'd like to kept in that particular loop.
created on 2008-10-07 by tommym.