Russ Martin

"I followed in the footsteps of giants, but when theirs ended, I continued on my own."

Russ Martin photographs subjects from both the urban and natural environments. His pictures reveal an uncanny ability to depict subjects in ways that surprise or inspire the viewer. He hopes they stimulate the observer to a new appreciation of the subjects in front of the lens and of the medium of photography as a form of creative expression.

Russ Martin employs professional digital cameras. However, as a photographer classically trained in the style of Ansel Adams, he first honed his craft using large format film cameras, an enlarger, and chemicals in a darkroom. As a result, he has developed a perfectionist approach that is evident in his new work, which is printed on fine art papers using archival pigment inks and a professional Epson printer.

Russ Martin is a second-generation photographer from the small town of Clinton in upstate New York. He received both a Bachelor's and an MFA degree in photography from the State University of New York. After earning his degrees, he pursued his own projects and teaching, while interacting with well-known photographers and gallery professionals from around the country.

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White Dahlia Petals
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Four Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Rococo Leaf
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Dark Dahlia
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Silky Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
White Frilled Dahlia
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Dahlia Petals
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Canna Stalk and Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 400
Three Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Baroque Wilted Hosta Leaf
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Overlapping Petals
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Two Flowers
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Reclining Hosta Leaf
Black & White Photograph

$ 400
Shaggy Dahlia
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Hosta Flower and Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Wilted Hosta and Oak Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 500
Flaming Dahlia
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Tall Hosta Flower
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Sunlit Wilted Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
New Flower
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Red and Yellow Wilted Dahlia
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 800
Wilted Hosta Group
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Canna Leaf Collage
Black & White Photograph

$ 400
Bright Flower
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Roselike Hosta Flower
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Dappled Leaf
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Pink and White Dahlia
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Pink Dahlia Ball
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Beautiful Dahlia
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Striped Canna Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Wilted Flowers
Color Photograph

$ 300 - $ 400
Hosta Flower Amid Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 400
Backlit Canna Leaf
Black & White Photograph

$ 400
Rust and Rope
Color Photograph

$ 198 - $ 800
Old Typewriter Keyboard
Black & White Photograph

$ 400
Wilted Hosta Leaves
Black & White Photograph

$ 400
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), France, Paris, 2009 (First Place Nature)
The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) Winners Exhibition, France, The Dupon Gallery, Paris, 2009
The International Photography Awards (The Lucies), New York, New York, 2009 (First Place Flora, plus 6 honorable mentions)
The International Photography Awards (The Lucies), New York, New York, 2008 (First Place Flora)
The International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition, , England, London, 2008 (Third Place Portfolio)
Black and White Magazine (Spotlight Feature), USA, Arroyo Grande, CA, 2006
Finalist Smithsonian Magazine "Through Our Reader's Eyes" Photography Competition, Washington, DC, USA, Washington DC, 2007-2009
Feature Article Silvershotz Magazine , Australia , Australia, 2008
Feature Article COLOR Magazine Issue #2, USA , Arroyo Grande, CA, 2009
Focus Magazine FOLIOS Collector's Edition, USA , New York , 2013