Sidney Martin

Photographer Male Hampton, Virginia, US
My Website: DA Portfolio
Mayhem # 20548

About Me

I am an amateur photographer located in Hampton, Virginia.  A United States Naval Academy grad and former naval officer, now in my second life I am pursuing my BFA in graphic design and MBA at Old Dominion University, with the hopes of building a career in mainstream print media.

I bought my first camera and started shooting at sci-fi and anime conventions and when on vacation in 1999.  What began as an impulse buy has grown into a love and a passion.  My focus is in fantasy, erotica, and fashion related photography.  I am constantly developing my vision and technical ability in order to create the images that reside in my head.

I guess I'd have to label myself an art photographer (as much as the term makes me cringe), because I'm normally not creating images for pay.  I'm not trying to get rich at this.  (That's why I have a day job.)  This is a labor of love unfettered by concerns about profitability or return on investment.  No guilt, no shame, no compromise.

I am a creator of digital fictions.  I am an avid comic book and anime geek, collector of pinup art and old Irving Klaw stills, and admirer of high fashion photography. All these interests bear their influence on the work I create.  Photographers such as Bob Carlos Clarke and Helmut Newton inspire me.  Like them there is often an undercurrent of eroticism in my photography.

Besides my personal project, I'm interested in collaborating with designers, hair and makeup artists, and models interested in the creation of great imagery for use in edge fashion and fetish magazines.

If you are interested in working with me on a project, just send me a message.

MM Models I have worked with:
Chanti #2266
Julie Painter #3006
JusJen77 #11781
Tenshi #139604
Sara X #47617
London Andrews #36768

Credits

Web:
"Mishka of Shadows" Suicide Girls Photoset October 6, 2005
DeviantArt Daily Deviation for "Gorgon" March 8, 2005
Onemodelplace showcase image (see OMP portfolio)

Exhibitions (of my fine art work):

Exhibitionists Five December 2-17, 2006 21st Gallery Norfolk, VA

Hampton Bay Days Juried Exhibition July 28-September 10, 2006   
Charles H. Taylor Arts Center Hampton, VA

ODU Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition October 3-November   
11, 2007 Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia (CAC)

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