Andy Martin

Darkroom Build Part 2…

Oops, lack of progress on the blog front. But lots of progress on the darkroom front, to the point that it is nearly ready to start dumping all the photo shit in. But lets see what’s been happening: in the meantime. Created a roof with attic flooring panels, some reinforcing bars and a good bit [...]

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Darkroom Build Part 1…

I’ve always wanted my own darkroom. Actually…I’ve always NEEDED my own darkroom. Last time I had access to one was back in college, and that was full of idiots opening the windows (daylight, argh!) or putting unwashed fix covered prints through the print dryer. Still I loved it and used to spend most of my [...]

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Middlesbrough = Industry

Middlesbrough = Industry, originally uploaded by Andy Μartin. I love the place, it has a bad reputation but I think the town centre is impressive in parts. And of course the surrounding industry is even better.

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Lost Coastline

Lost Coastline, originally uploaded by Andy Μartin. Ah well, a break from Flickr is always a good thing. I’ve been working hard and taking lots of photos in the 6 weeks ‘away’ – this is one of them. Taken at dusk, the setting sun reflecting off the clouds was quite a beautiful sight. Only emphasised [...]

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Lucas Renney – Strange Glory

Just catching up on updating the blog with a few projects I have partaken in the past. Last year I was approached by talented Sunderland musician Lucas Renney, formerly of The Golden Virgins, to supply an image for the cover of his upcoming solo album.Once he saw the photo of the Victoria Hall Memorial statue [...]

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PS

Forgot to mention  Paul Cooklin interviewed me about my photography and processes not so long ago. He’s just got round to putting it up onto his blog, you can find it at the link right here: Paul Cooklin Q&A Thanks Paul. Once you get bored with reading my inane ramblings then you should check out [...]

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Long time no post…

Well not really…in terms of me and my lazy posting habits this is a normal break between rambling. Nearly at the end of an epic 8 hour film scanning marathon. Had plenty of photos to catch up on and by jove, there’s some good’uns. I may even post one or two, watch this space.

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Film, beautiful film…

As I’m sure everyone is aware I shoot film exclusively for my ‘proper’ photos. In this day and age of digital whitewash it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find certain films so keeping an ear close to the ground to find them is essential. Nearly all of my paltry wageslip goes on film purchases and processing, [...]

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AM Burning.

AM Burning., originally uploaded by chillie 63. Sometimes it’s good to do something a little different and escape the normal routine. Met up with Chillie63 at Seaham for a couple of hours of full moon photographing last night, and had a go at his trademark burning technique. This is me doing the ‘burning’ in one [...]

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Sunderland Arc = Sunderland Farce…?

Sunderland Arc = Sunderland Farce…?, originally uploaded by Andy Μartin. Drove past the new 2018 World Cup bid today which sprung up shortly after I photographed this. Hopefully it shamed the arc into some action, albeit a small gesture. If only they were as quick to sort out the Vaux site…ten years on it’s still [...]

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