Something More About Me
My name is Martin and I’m a freelance photographer based in Bratislava, Slovakia. I was born in 1993, got my first camera in 2005, and moved to London in 2013, where I studied Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. Both in London and in Bratislava, I have worked on a wide array of projects ranging from editorial coverage of top-level sporting events to documenting the daily life in an impoverished segregated community. My work has been published by The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Sunday Times, as well as several nation-wide Slovak media outlets including SME, Bratislavske Noviny, .tyzden, Aktualne, MONO Magazine, and others.
Photojournalism has taught me to love, live and breathe visuals. What I found out along the way, however, is that every once in a while I need an outlet that allows me to fulfil photographic desires that are simply incompatible with the exciting but frantic world of editorial photography. Having full control over lighting, being able to do complex post-processing, or actually having a chance to build strong relationships with clients. That is why I do commercial photography. I pledge a high level of professionalism and technical competence, as shown by a growing list of clients that includes an award-winning eye clinic Excimer, a civil society NGO ID Space Team, or an event production agency Gordon, and others.
Even though photojournalism has become my main area of expertise, I’ve got experience with interior photography, portraits, corporate events, or even assisting. Please do have a look at my portfolios either here on this website or drop me an email and I’ll send you a brochure tailored exactly for you. Hopefully these few paragraphs have told you something about me as a professional, so if you feel you could put my skills to a good use, click on my contact page and let’s get in touch!
Awards & Honours:
2016 – Selection as an Eddie Adams Workshop attendee (USA)
2015 – Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Photography Competition – 2nd Prize (United Kingdom)
2015 – Czech Press Photo – Junior Award (Czech Republic)
2015 – Picture of the Year Award – shortlisted finalist (Slovakia)
2014 – Slovak Press Photo – 3rd Prize Sports Stories Category (Slovakia)
2012 – Czech Press Photo – Junior Award (Czech Republic)