About

Martin and Vivien are photographers based in Gweek, near Helston, Cornwall

 

Martin

Photography has been my passion for over 30 years. My first love is black and white film work, and I use  Pentax 6×7 and a Bronica ETS medium format cameras, but also have a few other Pentax 35mm cameras that are used when weight is an issue.  I develop and print all my own work in my purpose built  ‘Shed’ in the garden.  I also embrace the digital world from time to time with my Leica d-lux4 and a Pentax K20D.

I have always enjoyed being an enthusiastic member of  local camera clubs wherever I have lived and I became a member of the RPS in 1980.  I serve on the committee for the SW region and was the Regional Organiser 2013 to 2015. In 1981 I gained my Licentiateship and my Associateship 20 years later in 2001.

 

Vivien

I came to photography later in life but find all aspects of it quite exciting.  I joined Helston Photographic Club in 2007 where I was encouraged to develop my interest in the subject and also serve on the committee. I also met and married Martin!

I became a member of the RPS in 2008 resulting in attaining my Licentiateship in 2009 with Martin’s encouragement and belief in me. I have dabbled a little in film processing but mostly I use my Canon 7D and a smaller Canon G1x for lighter work.
I gained my Associateship of the RPS in the Visual Art category on 2013.
I have recently become quite excited by the tactile feel of alternative processes, combining them with modern technology.

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