Who is Martin Berry?

I am not a professional photographer...………...maybe that is a good point!

I am a Chartered Civil Engineer FICE specialising in the design and construction of marine pipelines. I was gifted a camera for my 13th birthday and have been taking photographs ever since, so I would say I am a serious amateur photographer.

I am based in Cheshire in the North West of England and try to balance the demands of work and home life whilst trying to find the time to get out with a camera. I do not have any particular genre, speciality, mission statement or a target to win all the competitions that exist. Simply, I enjoy photography especially travel, street, sport and love a good black and white.

I have taken a wide variety of subjects and images over the years including sport, travel, documentary and landscape. I learnt with 35mm film cameras before moving to 645 medium format and then digital. For B&W I learnt to develop and print whilst at school and continued ever since with a darkroom constructed in my loft. This was decommissioned in 2007 when I started shooting digital and I took a sabbatical from photography for a few years.

Photography started again for me seriously in 2015 when I purchased a Nikon D810 digital SLR and started playing around with Adobe software. Since 2015 I have been taking both digital and film which has included medium format and panoramic with the Hasselblad Xpan. More recently I have switch over to the Fujfilm system (blog) and I am working on a number of projects and portfolios.

This website has been developed to showcase some of my work mainly in black and white as well as provide some blogs, rants and other sources of information. I hope by looking at my images and website you can be inspired to get out and take photographs and may be visit some of the locations I have been to.

Where else can you find me – Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube and links are provided at the bottom of the page. Please note I am not on Facebook. I am a member of Warrington Photographic Society.

Want to know more or would like to work with me then use the Contact page to send me a message.

Images licenses are available on Alamy here.

Details of my services are here

DISTINCTIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS

  • Ilford Website Blogs - Project Xpan here.
  • Royal Photographic Society Travel Group Annual Awards 2007 - Silver Medal
  • Published Cheshire Life (2004)
  • Practical Photographer D100 Sports Competition 2002 - Shortlisted to Final selection
  • Royal Photographic Society International Slide Exhibition 2002-3 - Accepted Image
  • Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (2001)
  • Published Practical Photography (1996)