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About

Martin Covey

Background

In one way or another I have been surrounded by photography my whole life. 

It was my older brother who first introduced me to photography when I was pretty young. He would shoot amazing pictures on his 35mm film camera and go along to the local camera club dark room to develop them. I can still remember the excitement the first time he took me along. Standing in the pitch dark with the smell of the developing chemicals was an experience that has lived with me since. However, despite this early excitement and growing up in the era of film I never took to it as a medium and so photography never became the passion it could have been. In the early 2000’s I purchased my first digital camera and Photoshop and suddenly a previously closed world opened up. The ability to instantly view & manipulate images I had shot just minutes before was a revelation. Despite this, photography still didn’t become a fully fledged passion. In 2009 I embarked on a new venture, I opened an online store selling bespoke hand painted signs and with it came the necessity for good quality images to display the products. I purchased a reasonable DSLR and some basic studio equipment and got to work learning the basics. It wasn’t long into that business that I realised I was gaining more pleasure and enjoyment from the product photography than I was from the product making. Soon enough other people were asking me to photograph their products, to shoot portraits and aspirational images. After a while of shooting images in the studio environment I would need a break and would head outside to shoot landscapes and it was here that I finally found the passion. Suddenly I got photography and now I can’t imagine anything else I would rather be doing.

Now

Today I live in North Berwick, a beautiful little coastal town on Scotland’s East Coast with my wife Ailey and my son Louie. Photography is now my career and most of my time is spent travelling around and photographing beautiful landscapes with my family.

If you would like to hire me for work or have any questions then please feel free to contact me via the contact form HERE and I will get back to you right away.