Featured Photographers

Digitalab Featured Photographer: Andy Martin

17th January 2014 by Alex Ingram

At Digitalab, we appreciate the power of photography, whether it’s personal or professional. We asked Andy Martin for one of his images and posed a couple of questions to find out exactly what it is he loves about photography and what he’d say to any enthusiastic photographer hoping to make a career out of their passion.


Tell us a bit about this image and why you chose it to be featured.

Photo of the moon rising over Roker Pier, Sunderland. 1 shot, taken on 5×4 film over a good few hours (processed by Digitalab). I chose it as it’s one of my more unusual images.

Which styles of photography most interest/inspire you?

I’m usually drawn to photography that has some extreme element to it, whether it’s the photographer has carter a load of heavy equipment up a mountain or through somewhere inhospitable to create the image; or resurrected an ancient technique that very few people practice; right through to extremely long exposures. I do love seeing how other photographers are using film, too. There’s some excellent work being created out there.

What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring photographer?

Believe in your own ability. Don’t be afraid to experiment and make mistakes. And most importantly – SHOOT FILM. (Then have it processed at Digitalab).

Andy Martin Photography