Bob Martin is a multi-award winning sports photographer specialising is shooting sports and action pictures for advertising, corporate and editorial clients.
During a career spanning the last thirty years, Bob has photographed every major sporting event; from the last fifteen Summer and Winter Olympics, to Elephant Polo and Horse Racing on ice. His work has taken him to the farthest corners of the world, and his photographs have been published in numerous publications including Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Life Magazine, Stern, Paris match, Bunte, L Equipe, The Sunday Times and the New York Times to mention just a few.
Bob Martin’s photography has been recognised by more than 60 national and international awards. He is a three time winner of the prestigious British Sports Photographer of the Year also having won the World Press Photo Sports Picture in 2005. In 2017 Bob was awarded the coveted “Sports Photojournalist of the Year” In the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards in the USA.
In 2016 Bob Published a book of his Photography “1-1000th” this won the Sportel International Sports Book Award. Also winning the Illustrated Book of the Year in the UK Cross Sports Book Awards. Bob is Director of Photography and a co founder of the agency “Silverhub Media”
Martin is a craftsman. Part of being a craftsman comes from experience, from hours spent in the freezing cold at Winter Sports events, then having the nous to discover the best place to go, for the killer shot, to see the world in a way it hasn’t been seen before. Like his photo from the Engadin Skimarathon. Everyone had done the helicopter shot of the massed ranks of skiers at the start, but with his photographer’s nose (great photographer’s develop ‘noses’ as well as eyes) Martin found the place with the biggest traffic jam of skiers – they are strung together like yarns of coloured wool.
Bob Martin likes to create pictures that have a great sense of place in his editorial photography. He believes action photography now is so commonplace for everybody, and you need to bring something else to the table since all the big agencies have competent photographers producing really good action shots. He strives to find something different and ensures his pictures have a great sense of place, so you can tell where they are from just by looking at them, or you can tell something about the mood of the event.