Martin Smith Freelance photographer.

Born into a family of academics it was inevitable that my interests would be of a more artistic leaning, and consequently my passion for art started from a very young age. Initially favouring pencil as my creative medium (or was it those colouring pen packs you always got at Christmas?), I soon branched out into watercolour, then eventually oil/acrylic painting.

I started work in a design studio and became disciplined in hand-painted commercial artwork, then moving to a digital environment in which I work currently creating commercial websites for a local media company. It was during my early training days at work and Liverpool Art College that I was introduced to photography which was part of my degree course. The knowledge gained from hand processing and printing pictures encouraged me to pursue photography which i found fascinating and rewarding. Moving from crop frame to full frame photography has allowed me to create some very detailed pictures, something that is very important to me.

From these early days photography remains one of my main passions which i continue to develop. I hope you enjoy my work as much as i do.