Having spent a career in the design, construction and management of the built environment and a lifetime of taking and processing photographs, Martin turned professional in 2015 to focus on architectural photography. Since then, his interests have evolved and diversified to include a broader range of genres, including landscapes and night skies.
Of particular interest is the relationship between the built and natural environments and specifically how nature repairs itself from the detritus of manmade objects and structures we leave behind when they have outlived their usefulness.
Martin’s series of images are the result a number of visits to Sea lake and Lake Tyrrell, including his time working on the harvest in 2021.
One of his earlier aerial shots of Lake Tyrrell was a finalist in the 2021 Mullins Conceptual Prize, a print of which is now held in the archive of Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.
The ‘Rusty Relic’ series tells the story of Lake Tyrrell salt harvesting through the rusting equipment that has been left behind by the workings as they progressively relocated up the west coast of the lake.