Martin Philbey is a photographer with over 20 years experience working for a variety of publishers, newspapers, magazines, TV and Radio Networks, Production companies, Promoters, Record Labels and Advertising Agencies. He has expertise in: PR and Press images, Event Coverage, Marketing Collateral, Media placement and can assist with any image related needs. He has a diploma in advanced photography,can work to tight deadlines and is comfortable working with high profile talent having worked with many high profile people from musicians and athletes to politicians and business leaders.
From the first moment I watched one of my images slowly and magically appear on photographic paper in a developing tray in a darkroom I was hooked! Even though the processes and equipment have changed over the years the wonder and joy of capturing a captivating image has never left me and remains to this day. There's nothing more rewarding than an idea becoming something more tangible and engaging - a great picture.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I worked for Rolling Stone Magazine for many years and have been privileged and fortunate to work with a some high profile people. I love working with other artists and trying to reveal a small piece of the real person behind the image and I enjoy trying to introduce some humour into my work. I treat every job as special and believe a great picture can be made with a subject you're familiar with or one you've never seen before.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Award winning and often a finalist in National Photographic Portrait Prize. Multiple works hanging in the National Portrait Gallery and my images make up a part of the National Library of Australia image archive.
A fun fact about this photographer
I have two young children that don't rate what I do as cool or interesting in the slightest - this helps me remain grounded and focused!