HI, I'M MARTIN & I'M A FASHION & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
( He / Him )
I'm a mixed race self taught creator who grew up on the Caribbean Island, Grenada. I began my photographic journey whilst studying an engineering course at the University of Nottingham and have been covering various photo assignments for over 9 years.
In 2018, I won a portrait photography competition in conjunction with Wex Photo Video, Sony UK, and the instagram community - UK Shooters. This experience forged a new found confidence to communicate and plan various projects with models and brands in London & the wider UK.
Over the years I have worked with BAFTA, EE, Unit9 Ltd, Quintessentially Events, Facebook, TUI (Crystal Ski Holidays), Virtuo, Top Potential. Through personal projects I have been published in Shuba Magazine and Emote Magazine.
In 2019 I assisted, in the capacity of 2nd AC, Stefano (a London based cinematographer) on a campaign video for Crxss Platfxrm and Nike. And during that I time I also assisted an emerging fashion designer with her MA by Project, "Shaping Bodies". The resulting images were exhibited at the School of Art, London Metropolitan University.
In 2020, I was hired by Unit9 Ltd to take 3D scan images of Maya Jama. These images were then used to create the world's first 5G augmented dress at the BAFTAs, done in conjunction with EE.
My work focuses on the creation of striking imagery through the continued experimentation of various techniques to provide my clients with unique images that represent their brand and vision.
Have an upcoming project? I'd love to work with you! Get in touch to discuss scheduling your vision & my rates.
PUBLICATIONS & PROJECTS
Testimonials from models I've worked with
Working with Martin Sylvester is always a fantastic time! Not only is he a very patient and funny photographer, creating an atmosphere so comfortable to allow the utmost creativity, he also creates the most professional and astounding images every time!
Would recommend anyone from beginning to professional to work with this talented guy photographer, who can cater to all levels and always achieve the finest results."
Martin is an extremely talented photographer with an unbelievable eye and attention to detail.
I was blown away with my first editorial shoot with Martin. Before I met him he had previously been to the location and scouted all the areas where we would shoot, this made the entire shoot swift. The locations he picked were amazing; notably Martin selected a location with the Camden sign in the background which really complimented my hair, this prompted great responses from my Instagram audience where I received the most engagement I have had on a post.
Not only this, but Martin had a great ability to make me feel at ease during the shoot. It can be daunting shoot with new photographers, but we were laughing and joking five minutes into the shoot.
He is the best photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Since this shoot, we have worked together during the quarantine with some isolation shoots. His direction was amazing and I always knew exactly what he was talking about when directing me. These shoots helped me mentally during this unstable time.
What I Offer
NATURAL, REAL, UNSCRIPTED MOMENTS
THE USE OF BEAUTIFUL NATURAL LIGHT & EXPERIENCE IN STUDIO LIGHTING ENVIRONMENTS
UNIQUE PHOTOS THAT EXPRESSES WHO YOU AND YOUR BRAND REPRESENT
ALL SHOOTS PRESENTED ON A PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY FOR EASY SHARING & DOWNLOADING
UP TO 30 HIGH END RETOUCHED PHOTOS IN SOCIAL MEDIA, WEB & PRINT RESOLUTIONS (IF MORE IS REQUIRED, CONTACT ME)
QUICK DELIVERY TURNAROUND