For our last meeting of the season we were joined by Mike Martin who took us through his journey into creative portrait photography. He described how he started and then showed a series of portraits charting his progression through different styles of portrait photography.
Mike dares to be different and experiments with techniques not usually associated with portrait photography such as using a fish eye lens or an infrared camera. When entering these images in exhibitions they have often proved to be 'Marmite' shots with some judges giving them the lowest score possible while other judges award them medals.
There is a clear message from Mike's approach - make images that YOU enjoy because you can't please everybody.