About

I work worldwide on commissions and personal projects, my unique skill is in communicating authentic moments.

I was a finalist in the 2016 BJP Portrait of Britain competition which was exhibited on JCDecaux screens nationwide, on bus stops, high streets and in train stations, as part of the biggest exhibition of contemporary portraiture ever held. My work has appeared in galleries such as Photofusion, SW1, Oxo Tower, and Four Corners Gallery.

I am passionate about stories and the true nature of things, in music, art and life and about telling my own stories; for Alfred Dunhill I was commissioned to travel to Camdeboo, a remote area of South Africa and home to a special type of Angora goat, the fleece of which is used in Alfred Dunhill’s finest Blazers and suits. I have been commissioned to photograph stories of Leather Workers in Walthamstow, Rally Nippon in Japan as well as working closely with WaitroseCanonRoyal Ascot, Fred PerryBurberry and many more.

I value close collaboration with clients and I have an extensive network of specialist industry professionals, to help realise a brief and maximise the project potential.

My latest personal project Humans on the Marshes explores the people and land along the Thames Estuary – Landscapes and portraits from remote areas like the Hoo Peninsular to traditional seaside towns like Southend-on-Sea. The Estuary has a feeling of possibility, secrets and mystery. This work was selected for a open forum event where I presented the work for Photoworks as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2018.

Whether I’m working on commissions or personal work I seek for my photography to  reveal a genuine sense of realism and truth.

Awards and Exhibitions

  • BJP Portrait of Britain, National – 2016
  • One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Brighton – 2015
  • AMPS 12/13, Photofusion Gallery, London – 2013
  • ‘A Year In Development’ Four Corners Gallery, London – 2012
  • Keepsakes, SW1 Gallery
  • Sir Alex Ferguson and Martin Johnson Portraits, London – 2009
  • Seven, Ada Street Gallery, London – 2008
  • AMPS 08, Photofusion Gallery, London – 2008
  • 100 years of photojournalism, NUJ touring exhibition, National – 2007 / 2009
  • Observer Food competition, OXO Tower Gallery, London – 2005

Contact

UK +44 (0) 79 4051 8696

BCN +34 (0) 937 634 114

oliver@olivermartinphoto.com

instagram olivermartinphoto

Clients And Publications

  • Alfred Dunhill
  • Burberry
  • Fred Perry
  • Hackett
  • Canon
  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Waitrose
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Royal Ascot
  • Scandinavian Traveler
  • Purdy guns
  • Penfold
  • Linley
  • Britax
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Goodwood
  • Lavenham
  • The Connaught
  • Sportswear International
  • Inspire magazine
  • Plaza magazine
  • Cogent
  • Kitcattnohr
  • Tangerine Films
  • Just So London
  • Heavenly
  • Smithdawsonbailey
  • MSL Group
  • Studio small