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David Brewis Dress Up Video Directed By Andy Martin - This is Sunderland

School of Language – Dress Up Video

Recently I filmed and directed a video to accompany a School of Language song, one of David Brewis’ (Field Music) rather excellent other musical pursuits! And on 7th April 2014, it got released online: Filmed entirely along our beautiful coastline from Sunderland to South Shields, the video shoot consists of around 5,000 still images shot [...]

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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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Sunderland Arc = Sunderland Farce…?

Sunderland Arc = Sunderland Farce…?, originally uploaded by Andy ╬ťartin. 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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Hendon Beach at night.

Is a great place to be…there’s something unique about the atmosphere there anyway but at night this is even more apparent. It’s a strange place, flanked by industry all around and is far from being a leisure beach. But there’s always been an indescribable appeal to the place which keeps drawing me back. Anyway, enough [...]

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Roker beach by moonlight, Sunderland

Roker beach by moonlight, Sunderland, originally uploaded by Andy ╬ťartin. Yeah, one of the better shots I’ve put out in recent times. Makes Sunderland look great. Taken on a 5×4 Graflex Crown Graphic folding press camera, probably built in the 40′s/50′s. Puts out some quality images, mostly down the the Goerz made Dagor lens. Sharp.

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SNAAA!!!

Snaaaaa! Yippeeee! As Oor Wullie used to say… A few images taken in the snow we have had over the last couple of weeks. Some of the best snow I’ve seen, Sunderland generally seems to miss out on any heavy snowfalls with being on the coast but this year made for some good photos.   [...]

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Latest industrial images

Well as I suspected I didn’t get round to updating this blog at all in the time I’ve had it, so now is the time. Here is a selection of industrial images from the last couple of months. All taken in Sunderland, in prominent industrial locations on film. Dry Dock, Sunderland, originally uploaded by Andy [...]

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