LOUIS MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog en-us (C) LOUIS MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHY poet102@yahoo.co.uk (LOUIS MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHY) Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:35:00 GMT Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:35:00 GMT http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u669894232-o72989991-50.jpg LOUIS MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog 120 80 The Art Articles by Louis Martins (Photographer, Film Producer and Poet) http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/the-art-articles-by-louis-martins-photographer-film-producer-and-poet Hello,

Over the coming months I will be publishing a series of short articles. Each article will focus on a different element of the work of artists and creative types. In the first article in this series I talk about the different types of artists, but in particular, 'The Broken Artist'. I hope you enjoy the article.

To view this article in a PDF format please follow the link below:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/article_1_the_broken_artist.pdf

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The Broken Artist by Louis Martins

 “What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music.... And people flock around the poet and say: 'Sing again soon' - that is, 'May new sufferings torment your soul but your lips be fashioned as before, for the cry would only frighten us, but the music, that is blissful.”

- Søren Kierkegaard

 

Artists have been revered throughout history for the wonderful creations they have brought into the world. I myself have sympathy with all artists as I understand what it takes to create something from nothing. During the last few years I have met and spoken in depth with various artists from different fields. During these conversations I realised that some artists are born with knowledge of their talent, it comes to them from an early age, they have the right environment during childhood to identify their talent and focus their lives on it. But this isn’t the case for all artists; ‘The Broken Artist’ is another category of artist I will now explain.

 

For ‘The Broken Artist’, the art they produce comes from a dark and damaged place in their soul. To truly understand such an artist you need to know one thing, their creations evolve as a result of some kind of emotional trauma, some damaging event in life that left a series of scars on their heart and soul. The damaging experiences leave broken pieces within them, in their moments of creativity those damaged parts act like pieces of a puzzle, a puzzle that only the artist can complete, as only they know where the pieces came from and how they relate to each other.

 

All ‘Broken Artists’ are born with an extreme creativity woven into their DNA. It’s as if a seed was planted at birth in the garden of their mind. However, the seed doesn’t necessarily grow by default, unlike the artist who understands their creative side from an early age. For ‘The Broken Artist’ it’s more the case that during the course of their life they will have experiences that provoke the seed to start sprouting roots. I’m not sure why this type of artist needs trauma to uncover their ability, perhaps during their youth something happens to them psychologically that inhibits the growth of this side of their character. This may explain why ‘The Broken Artist’ requires a traumatic experience to awaken this part of their soul, as their inner artist remains hidden away in a deep dark corner of their subconscious. In the darker moments of adulthood, when the walls are closing in, when they’re alone and struggling to come to terms with their place in the world, at those moments they stumble upon that hidden part of their soul, and then the beautiful relationship with their inner artist can begin.

 

The broken pieces that lay scattered inside them come together slowly over time, they are the building blocks of their new life, their life as an artist, and that is why ‘The Broken Artist’ will always have a sense of darkness and tragedy woven into their work. Their creativity was born in those circumstances, so it is inevitable that those darker themes will be a recurring feature of their work.

 

Louis Martins | Photographer, Film Producer and Poet

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London Eye and Trees | Fine Art Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/london-eye-and-trees-fine-art-photography-by-louis-martins To capture this image I used the tree line to frame the London Eye as it rotated. The contrast between the smooth lines of the wheel and the natural tree branches gives the image an interesting atmosphere.

- Louis Martins Photography

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Tower Bridge & Trees | Fine Art Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/tower-bridge-trees-fine-art-photography-by-louis-martins Another couple of bw photographs taken from my London series. This time the focus is Tower Bridge using trees to frame the image in an interesting way. All images are available to buy as Fine Art prints, framed or unframed.

- Louis Martins Photography

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Black & White Photography | Shard, Clouds and Trees http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/black-white-photography-shard-clouds-and-trees Here is a new collection of photographs I took the other week trying to capture the new addition to the London skyline, the Shard. All photographs are available to purchase as prints only, or as framed prints. To view all buying options please click the buy button.

- Louis Martins Photography

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The Noir Trilogy: Chapter III | Affinity http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/the-noir-trilogy-chapter-iii-affinity The Reviews | Photography by Louis MartinsThe Reviews | Photography by Louis Martins"The Living Dead is dark and relentless, Poet102 creates a window to another realm. The video for The Living Dead is incredible, definatelly one of the best videos so far this year".
- Illuminati2g.com (D-Nice)

"Quite possibly the creepiest Hip-Hop video released since Gutter by Yelawolf and Rittz".
- Embassy730.com (Embassy)

"Very gloomy, dark and stylistically avant garde".
- Slingtheory.com (Howard Chang)

"A very artistic video".
- Clemagazine.com (Hollywood)

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Persona | Starring Gosia Kmiecik, Rikki Jameson and Samantha TomlinPersona | Starring Gosia Kmiecik, Rikki Jameson and Samantha Tomlin

In January this year I released Persona, the second instalment in my film noir trilogy. During the course of this year I have been putting together a creative team for the third and final instalment.

Affinity is a tale of unlikely friendships and how judging someone solely on their appearances can sometimes contradict the real person behind the facade. Filming is due to commence this summer but for now I am proud to announce the team that will be involved.

 

Ellie Taylor-Roberts as The Step Daughter

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Chris Alys as The Step Mother

Adam Joyce as The Lodger

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The behind the scenes team will involve Dorothy Karwacka and Charlotte England; I will be Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor and possible tea maker.

Concept art and storyboards are in production, looking forward to sharing this with you all. In the meantime here is the second instalment to give you a flavour of the series:

Persona.

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/persona_movie_official_video/e387c015b

Louis Martins

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poet102@yahoo.co.uk (LOUIS MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHY) 102 Art Artist Film Films London London Directors London Film Makers Louis Martins Photography Noir Poet Poet102 Poet102 Productions Producers" Short Trilogy http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/the-noir-trilogy-chapter-iii-affinity Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:44:59 GMT
Day Seven | Le Pénitent | Design Stage and Recap http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/day-seven-design-stage-and-recap General Zöllur ArtworkGeneral Zöllur Artwork

Pre-production for Le Pénitent began in 2010. During the winter months Martins worked with his team to finalise the costumes, source the props and agree the shoot locations.

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_design_stage

This concludes the week long blog concerning the film, it’s been a pleasure to share this with you all, thank you for your positive feedback and taking the time to view the movie. Here is a link that will take you to the section of my website dedicated to Le Pénitent.

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent

Thank you

- Louis Martins | Director & Producer of Le Pénitent

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Day Six | Le Pénitent | Cast, Crew and On-Set Photography http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/day-six-le-p-nitent-cast-crew-and-on-set-photography Filming with Neil Stone, Rosemary Locker and Adnan AkramFilming with Neil Stone, Rosemary Locker and Adnan Akram

The following photography documents the making of Le Pénitent from a behind the scenes perspective. These on-set images capture some of the lighter moments during the production and feature the people who made the film possible.

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_onset

Making the film was a challenge, the people who made it possible are detailed in the Cast, Crew and Character Profiles section, see link below:

Kate Victors | Lead ActressKate Victors | Lead Actress Neil Stone | Supporting ActorNeil Stone | Supporting Actor Adnan Akram | Supporting ActorAdnan Akram | Supporting Actor

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_cast_crew_characters

For those who have yet to see the film, interview or deleted scenes please follow the link below:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent

In the blog tomorrow I will be releasing the photography from the design stage of Le Pénitent, as well as a recap on this week of blogging about the film.

- Louis Martins | Director & Producer of Le Pénitent

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Day Five | Le Pénitent | Production Stills http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/day-five-le-p-nitent-production-stills Prologue | Silhouette of 'The Girl' IIIPrologue | Silhouette of 'The Girl' III"Silhouettes were a key feature in linking 'The Girl' to the characters in her dreams. In the prologue I merged an image of 'The Girl' with a dream catcher to make an early connection between reality and dreams."

- Louis Martins

 

Filming of Le Pénitent began in January 2011 with principal photography taking place in London and Paris. The following stills document the production process and include a variety of images that capture the atmosphere of the film:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_productions_stills

For those who have yet to see the film, interview or deleted scenes please follow the link below:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent

In the blog tomorrow I will be releasing the on-set photography and cast/crew profiles from Le Pénitent.

- Louis Martins | Director & Producer of Le Pénitent

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poet102@yahoo.co.uk (LOUIS MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHY) Art Artist Artistic Arts BW Black Black & White Black and White Cinema Cinematography Dark Director Directors Dream Dreams England English Cinematographer English Cinematographers English Director English Directors European European Art Cinema Film Film Interview Film Interviews Film Maker Film Noir Films Foreign France French French Films Interview Interview with Director Interviewed Kate Victors La Nouvelle Vague Language Le Penitent Le Pénitent London Louis Martins Louis Martins Photography Maker Monochrome Narrated Neo Neo Noir Noir Paris Poet 102 Productions Poet102 Poet102 Productions Producer Producers Short Film Surreal Surrealism The New Wave White http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/day-five-le-p-nitent-production-stills Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:18:13 GMT
Day Four | Le Pénitent | Directors Commentary http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/day-four-le-p-nitent-directors-commentary Directors Commentary CoverDirectors Commentary Cover

On Wednesday 26th March 2014, Louis Martins (Director) and Adnan Akram (Actor) recorded a commentary for Le Pénitent. In this commentary Martins and Akram discuss various aspects of the film, with Martins answering questions relating to plot development, tone and the logistics of creating Le Pénitent.

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_directors_commentary

For those who have yet to see the film, interview or deleted scenes please follow the link below:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent

In the blog tomorrow I will be releasing the production stills from Le Pénitent.

- Louis Martins | Director & Producer of Le Pénitent

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Day Three | Le Pénitent | Deleted Scenes http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/day-three-le-p-nitent-deleted-scenes In the process of editing Le Pénitent a variety of footage was cut from the film. In the following vignettes I provide an insight into the reasoning behind these omissions, please follow the link below:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_deleted_scenes

For those who have yet to see Le Pénitent here are the links to the film:

Le Pénitent | English Subtitled Version

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_subtitled_version

Le Pénitent | French Version

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_movie

In the blog tomorrow I will be presenting a version of Le Pénitent featuring commentary by Adnan Akram (Actor) and myself.

- Louis Martins | Director & Producer of Le Pénitent

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Day Two | Le Pénitent | The Interview http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/day-two-le-p-nitent-the-interview The InterviewThe Interview

On Monday 24th March 2014 Dorothy Karwacka interviewed me about the making of Le Pénitent. During this interview I provided an insight into the project, how I developed the idea and what methods I used to create the film. The interview is in two parts and can be viewed via the link below:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_interview

I would like to say a special thank you to Dorothy not only for a lovely interview, but also for arranging the venue. Thanks also to Adnan Akram who kindly assisted with production on the day.

For those of you who missed my blog yesterday, the film I discuss in this interview can be viewed via these links:

Le Pénitent | English Subtitled Version

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_subtitled_version

Le Pénitent | French Version

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_movie

In the blog tomorrow I will feature a series of vignettes focusing on the deleted scenes from Le Pénitent.

- Louis Martins | Director & Producer of Le Pénitent

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Le Pénitent | Directed & Produced by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/4/le-p-nitent-directed-produced-by-louis-martins

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Le Pénitent is a 2014 French language film directed, produced and scripted by Louis Martins. The film follows the central character, ‘The Girl’ as she comes to terms with the loss of a friend, her surreal dreams and the darkness inside her. Principal photography took place in London and Paris in 2011. Le Pénitent was shot in black and white in a La Nouvelle Vague (The New Wave) style. Martins’ used film noir and neo noir methods to create the dark and foreboding world in which the story unfolds.

 

One summer morning in 2010 I was on my way to work when I had an idea. That idea developed over time and in the spring of 2011 I began producing the film. The entire film is my creation, I put my heart and soul into the making of it and I am proud to present my debut foreign language film, Le Pénitent.

The film is in two parts, links to the film can be found below. The original is in French language but there is another version with English subtitles for those who don’t speak French. Special thanks to Kate Victors, Emmanuelle Maeder, Adnan Akram, Neil Stone, Marcus Maus and Rosemary Locker, I couldn’t have done it without you.

I hope you enjoy the film, please share the film if you deem it worthy. Tomorrow I will be publishing the interview about the film.

- Louis Martins (Director & Producer of Le Pénitent)

French Version

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_movie

English Subtitled Version

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/le_penitent_subtitled_version

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Hong Kong | Cityscape Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/hong-kong-cityscape-photography-by-louis-martins 2007, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong skyline is one of the most iconic scenes in Asia. The city lights illuminate the bustling metropolis and create a futuristic atmosphere. The warmth of the light in the mist of the night adds a smooth colour tone to this photograph.

This photograph is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please follow the link and click the buy button:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/hong_kong/e64e344d1

- Louis Martins Photography

Cityscape | Victoria Peak, Hong KongCityscape | Victoria Peak, Hong Kong2007, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong skyline is one of the most iconic scenes in Asia. The city lights illuminate the bustling metropolis and create a futuristic atmosphere. The warmth of the light in the mist of the night adds a smooth colour tone to this photograph.

This photograph is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please click the buy button.

- Travel Photography of Hong Kong by London Photographer Louis Martins

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poet102@yahoo.co.uk (LOUIS MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHY) Cityscape Cityscapes England Hong Hong Kong Hong Kong Photography Kong London London Photographer London Photographers Louis Martins Photography Photo Photograph Photography Photos Pic Pics Travel Travel Photographer Travel Photographers Travel Photography Travelling Travels http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/hong-kong-cityscape-photography-by-louis-martins Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:33:07 GMT
Samantha | Portrait Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/samantha-portrait-photography-by-louis-martins 2014, London, England

This portrait of Samantha is a good example of how natural light can be very effective when shooting outdoors. I used the bouncing sunlight in this small tunnel to illuminate Samantha’s face and outfit. The bright surfaces at the end of the tunnel create a backlight and further emphasise the hair, it also increases the overall contrast of the image.

Finally, the small details such as the shimmering sunlight on the earing and the vibrant red lips really add a lavish atmosphere to this portrait.

- Louis Martins Photography

Portrait PhotographyPortrait Photography2014, London, England

This portrait of Samantha is a good example of how natural light can be very effective when shooting outdoors. I used the bouncing sunlight in this small tunnel to illuminate Samantha’s face and outfit. The bright surfaces at the end of the tunnel create a backlight and further emphasise the hair, it also increases the overall contrast of the image.

Finally, the small details such as the shimmering light on the earing and the vibrant red lips really add a lavish atmosphere to this portrait.

Portrait Photography by Louis Martins.

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Ashley through Temple Glass | Portrait Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/ashley-through-temple-glass-portrait-photography-by-louis-martins 2012, Temple Tube Station, London, England

In this portrait I used the train carriage glass to soften the image and add an unusual quality to the scene. I particularly enjoyed the reflection of the tube station name in the glass and the blurred figures on the train, all leading the eye forward to my subject on the other platform.

Portrait photography is not just about saying something about the subject; it is also a genre in which I try to tell a story. By adding the carriage in the foreground the photograph has more resonance and this method created an interesting frame for my subject.

‘Ashley through Temple Glass’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please follow the link and click the buy button:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/london_underground/e67c3e47e

- Louis Martins Photography

Ashley Through Temple GlassAshley Through Temple Glass2012, Temple Tube Station, London, England

In this portrait I used the train carriage glass to soften the image and add an unusual quality to the scene. I particularly enjoyed the reflection of the tube station name in the glass and the blurred figures on the train, all leading the eye forward to my subject on the other platform.

Portrait photography is not just about saying something about the subject; it is also a genre in which I try to tell a story. By adding the carriage in the foreground the photograph has more resonance and this method created an interesting frame for my subject.

‘Ashley through Temple Glass’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please click the buy button.

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Fine Art Photography of the Tube by London Photographer Louis Martins

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Golden Gate Bridge | Travel Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/golden-gate-bridge-travel-photography-by-louis-martins 2009, San Francisco, United States of America

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure. To capture the epic scale of the bridge I shot this photograph from a low angle. I did this to create an epic perspective; the lady taking in the image also adds a sense of scale.

‘Golden Gate Bridge’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please follow the link and click the buy button:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/usa/e6bcf2e5a

- Louis Martins Photography

Scale | Golden Gate BridgeScale | Golden Gate Bridge2009, San Francisco, United States of America

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure. To capture the epic scale of the bridge I shot this photograph from a low angle. I did this to create an epic perspective; the lady taking in the image also adds a sense of scale.

‘Golden Gate Bridge’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please click the buy button.

- Travel Photography of the United States of America by London Photographer Louis Martins

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Savon Verveine De Marseille | Travel Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/savon-verveine-de-marseille-travel-photography-by-louis-martins 2011, Marseille, France

Marseille is renowned for the soap it produces. Upon visiting a local store this vibrant scene caught my eye. The pastel colour of the blocks, the subtle shadows and the fine detail of the writing give this photograph a rich texture.

‘Savon Verveine De Marseille’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please follow the link and click the buy button:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/france/e6caa8d3c

- Louis Martins Photography

Savon Verveine De Marseille | Marseille, FranceSavon Verveine De Marseille | Marseille, France2011, Marseille, France

Marseille is renowned for the soap it produces. Upon visiting a local store this vibrant scene caught my eye. The pastel colour of the blocks, the subtle shadows and the fine detail of the writing give this photograph a rich texture.

‘Savon Verveine De Marseille’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please click the buy button.

- Travel Photography of France by London Photographer Louis Martins

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Silhouettes at Sea | Black and White Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/silhouettes-at-sea-black-and-white-photography-by-louis-martins 2013, West Wittering, England

It was a sunny day on the south coast of England when this scene caught my eye. The varied elements of the scene presented an image with incredible depth.

The distant sail boats on the horizon, the silhouettes gliding across the ocean and the dark pillars emerging from the sand add a sense of scale to the photograph. It is the sense of depth that makes ‘Silhouettes at Sea’ one of the best pieces in my Black and White portfolio.

‘Silhouettes at Sea’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please follow the link and click the buy button:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/black_and_white/e62ffa529

- Louis Martins Photography

Silhouettes at SeaSilhouettes at Sea2013, West Wittering, England

It was a sunny day on the south coast of England when this scene caught my eye. The varied elements of the scene presented an image with incredible depth.

The distant sail boats on the horizon, the silhouettes gliding across the ocean and the dark pillars emerging from the sand add a sense of scale to the photograph. It is the sense of depth that makes ‘Silhouettes at Sea’ one of the best pieces in my Black and White portfolio.

‘Silhouettes at Sea’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please click the buy button.

- Black and White Fine Art Photography by London Photographer Louis Martins

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Spring Blossom | Fine Art Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/spring-blossom-fine-art-photography-by-louis-martins 2012, St. James Park, London, England

The soft colour toning in ‘Blossom Tree’ adds warmth and a dream like quality to the image. ‘Blossom Tree’ at a glance could be mistaken for a painting, which in part is due to my approach to Fine Art Photography. My aim is to create scenes that wouldn’t be out of place in an art gallery, ‘Spring Blossom’ is a great example of this.

‘Spring Blossom’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please follow the link and click the buy button:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/p137852050/e61860e43

- Louis Martins Photography

Spring BlossomSpring Blossom2012, St. James Park, London, England

The soft colour toning in ‘Blossom Tree’ adds warmth and a dream like quality to the image. ‘Blossom Tree’ at a glance could be mistaken for a painting, which in part is due to my approach to Fine Art Photography. My aim is to create scenes that wouldn’t be out of place in an art gallery, ‘Spring Blossom’ is a great example of this.

‘Spring Blossom’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please click the buy button.

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Fine Art Photography of Trees by London Photographer Louis Martins

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Bangkok Cityscapes #1 | Travel Photography by Louis Martins http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/bangkok-cityscapes-1-travel-photography-by-louis-martins 2010, Bangkok, Thailand

In this aerial shot of Bangkok I captured an almost futuristic perspective of the Thai capital. The BTS Skytrain tracks weave through the cityscape and the warm colour toning adds an unreal quality to the scene.

‘Bangkok Cityscapes #1’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please follow the link and click the buy button:

http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/thailand/e6de188f7

- Louis Martins Photography

Bangkok Cityscapes #1 | BTS SkytrainBangkok Cityscapes #1 | BTS Skytrain2010, Bangkok, Thailand

In this aerial shot of Bangkok I captured an almost futuristic perspective of the Thai capital. The BTS Skytrain tracks weave through the cityscape and the warm colour toning adds an unreal quality to the scene.

‘Bangkok Cityscapes #1’ is available to buy in various sized prints with many framing options. To view a price list please click the buy button:

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Travel Photography of Thailand by London Photographer Louis Martins

 

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poet102@yahoo.co.uk (LOUIS MARTINS PHOTOGRAPHY) Aerial Art Artistic BTS BTS Skytrain Bangkok Capital Cities Cities Cityscape Cityscapes Creative Future Futuristic London Photographer Louis Martins Photography Photo Photograph Photographers Photography Photos Pic Pics Prints for sale Thailand Track Tracks Train Trains Transit Transportation Travel Traveling Travels Warm http://www.louismartinsphotography.com/blog/2014/3/bangkok-cityscapes-1-travel-photography-by-louis-martins Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:09:01 GMT