After many years as a keen amateur photographer and fell-walker, I decided to start a landscape photography business - Martin Lawrence Photography. The combination of these two pursuits, has allowed me to access and capture images of many of the places that visitors to the Lake District hold close to their hearts. ‘Memories on the wall’ is how I like to describe it.
I currently exhibit my work at several galleries in the Lake District and in Lancashire, supply images for calendars, websites and brochures and contribute to stock libraries. I also write photographic tutorials for magazines and photographic websites.
My work has been published in Lonely Planet Magazine, Countryfile Magazine, Cumbria, Cumbria Life, The Countryman, Photography Monthly, The Times Magazine, Mail on Sunday and many other publications and also appeared on many websites both at home and abroad. One of my images was recently used for a Virgin Rail campaign and appeared in tube stations throughout London and in many daily newspapers.
Several years ago, as a result of many requests, I introduced One to One and Small Group Digital Landscape Photography Courses that have proved to be extremely successful. It seems to have filled a gap in the market for photographers looking for more individual attention that focuses solely on their needs rather than those of a large group. I have had some great feedback from both beginners and more experienced photographers looking to improve their technique.
I now undertake an increased amount of Commercial work. I find this to be a very interesting and rewarding part of my job as it allows me to get around to other parts of the country that I would not normally visit.
I live in Broughton on the outskirts of Preston with my wife Sheila who helps me to run our ever-expanding business. We own a pine lodge at Bassenthwaite near Keswick where we spend many weekends and which I use as a base for my photography courses.
I hope that you get as much enjoyment from my work as that went into making it.