Martin Bio

I am photographer and intermedia artist. My work expands between digital photography and intermedia installation. In my work I am interested in the intersection of arts and technology, combining traditional and new media.

 

My most recent work in photography focuses on work with digital media, expanding on the use of more traditional, analog based work. The tools I use in my work force and inform my esthetics. My images are partially a result of the devices I use in creating them.  I started taking photographs with analog camera and developing film, later I was fascinated with pinhole photography and hand coating paper with chemicals to create truly one of a kind images, recently I begun to explore digital tools in generating digitally manipulated images. 

 

My work is informed by many components, both conscious and subconscious. The conscious components that I see in my work are the type of tools I use and the technique I employ to achieve the desired effect.  With digital tools I can manipulate the landscape to create a distinct point of view using digital hardware and software. There are also unconscious decisions that show up in my work that I may not immediately recognize and effect. They will become obvious as I step back and look with some space on the body of work. My subject matter often changes based on interests related to my personal circumstance.  Early I was interested in figurative work and self-portrait, followed by constructed, somewhat mechanical installation. Recently I have found interest in landscape imagery.  My work allows me to explore new life situations and learn from them. As an immigrant I am constantly moving and relocating, photographing landscape allows me to connect with a specific place through careful observation and forging my intimate view of it. 

 

In my circular landscape photographs I am manipulating succession of images to create intimate, unified view of a scene. In my opinion they are like worlds on to them selves, secluded and removed floating in space.  They are mapped collection of individual images that have been digitally stitched and merged together and then manipulated to create distinct point of view often from angle that is impossible though traditional methods. It is unrealistic to look and see landscape in this way, but in the digital world we can view our environment though ways we would not see by any other means. 

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Recent work

New galleries

  • Fractal
    Fractal images fascinate me as a way to create design pattern by applying and repeating a formula. It is like…
  • VIRE
    Video Interpersonal Reality Emitter (VIRE) is a multimedia installation with sound and video. VIRE expresses our disconnect from physical reality…
  • MFA
    Dimensions: Variable  Material: tar, rubber, gold leaf, 
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