Martin is a native of Kildare Town. His professional career began in Information Technology. He was made redundant in 2012 and used this opportunity to develop his keen interest in photography. His varied interests in hillwalking, sport and people has allowed him to capture daily life through the lens. He has developed his photography skill by studying techniques in landscape, portrait, and digital photography. Martin worked as Photography, Digitalisation & Conservation Assistant for CEP Ltd. Parochial House, Nurney, Co. Kildare. In 2017, he was asked to run a Community Expo as part of the June Fest 2017 Festival. His aim was to connect with Local & Voluntary groups and to promote these organizations. This Expo was a huge success with over 40 Voluntary groups taking part.
In June 2020 Martin transferred to June Fest, Newbridge taking up the position of Public Relations Officer under Allen Area, C.E.P Limited.
Due to Covid restrictions, Martin launched a virtual project in May 2020, which is called ‘The History of Newbridge: Buildings, Businesses & Architecture’. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, Newbridge Down Memory Lane and the Leinster Leader who have supported this project.