Nicholas Anthony Martin was born to a Norwegian mother and English father and spent his younger years growing up in a small commuting suburb just north of Oslo, Norway.
At the age of 10 Nicholas received his first camera from his father, who in turn had received his first camera at about the same age, so you can definitely say that photography is in the family genes. Nicholas’s grandfather took extensive B&W shots during the 2nd World War, which he developed himself in the field and colored by hand. From 10 years and onward Nicholas and the camera were inseparable.
Nicholas has an educational background in media, drawing and fine art and tries to create modern artwork through his photography. His art is a fusion of his travels and experiences, especially that of the cold, bleak Norwegian winters and the vibrant colorful modern Britain, and tries to create a “feeling” through his images, with his passion for detail and the obscure.
In later years Nicholas has traveled extensively in Europe and also lived and worked in Ireland, Germany, Norway and the UK, and now considers himself to be a “eurocrat”, something which definitely introduces a mixed culture flair to his work. Nicholas has permanently left the peace and tranquility of Norway for a more creative existence in London, and hasn’t ever looked back.
Nicholas is influenced by his own personal struggles and finds art and photography a form of escape a “tranquil place” where the line between fact and fiction is blurred Stepping out of the boundaries sett by society is one of Nicholas’s specialties, it gives him a different perspective on the small things that we often can take for granted. Social and economic turmoil and the fight for the weak is often reflected in Nicholas’s work. Woman are created as angels or god’s in his eyes, with the use of light and darkness, Nicholas distorts reality and often pushes the boundaries of sexy, erotic, sensual and sexuality to the limit. Nicholas might balance on the line but he does not cross it. The most influential people in his style is Helmut Newton, Michelangelo and Salvador Dali. Nicholas often uses more then one medium when creating a picture. Often painting on top of them. In summary Nicholas is a Fashion photographer with a fine art twist to his work.