Who am I?
My name is Paul Martin and I am a Portrait and Commercial Photographer
Where am I located?
I am based in Blyth, Northumberland
What did I do prior to photography?
I developed a strong affinity for the outdoors and sport at an early age. This affinity for sport led him to complete a Sports Science degree at Bedford University in 2002.
Despite maintaining a strong interest in sport, after university I decided a career in the field was something I no longer wanted to pursue. During this transitional period in my life I ended up working for a number of companies focused in the customer services sector. After performing and enjoying many aspects of these roles I then began to reconsider my career path and in late 2003 landed a role as a Recruitment Specialist, a role I would perform over the next 10 years
When did you start your photographic journey?
In 2014 I picked up a camera for the first time and I haven’t looked back since
When did I start my business, Centre Stage?
What is my shooting style?
My shooting and retouching style is heavily influenced by cinema and editorial photography. As well as manipulating light to craft shapes I love the process of enhancing these features in Adobe Photoshop to add more depth and intrigue.