What Clients Say

"I generally do not like having my photograph taken but Martin made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He knew how to show me in my best light and had imaginative ideas whilst being attentive to my requirements. I am really pleased with the results and would thoroughly recommend him."

Nicholas Rodwell - Professional musician

"... And captured with the unique, impactful immediacy and vibrant sense of movement and moment that is one of the hallmarks of origin8's lens on live performance ... quite appropriately for Blithe Spirit, it's un-still photography!"

Richard Blain - Artistic Director, Southwold and Aldeburgh Theatre

"The photos are just brilliant thank you! Best I've ever seen for Iford... I can't thank you enough as I'm sure posting the production shots on our website, Bath box office and in reviews have played a large part in the consistently strong sales over the last few days."

Anna White - Iford Arts

"Martin is one of the best photographers I've worked with ever... thank you."

Tucker - Comedian, Singer and Agent

"Fantastic shots of the Symposium at the National Theatre. Thank you for doing such a great job. I think you must have captured practically every moment of discussion and debate but what is also terrific is that you have managed to record the atmosphere and the ambiance of the day. It is also incredibly pleasing to see a much improved mix of young faces!"

Robin Townley, CEO for ABTT

"The photos are truly brilliant and the turn round time amazing, I can't thank you enough."

Julia Sowerbutts, INK Festival

"Thank you for the images, they are beautiful."

Tom Lee, ENO Production Manager

"Martin offered us a high quality personalised service at a reasonable fee when we were let down by another supplier. Working to a tight timescale Martin relaxed the subjects and was the consummate professional. We are pleased to recommend him and his firm and plan to use their services again."

Ben Sherwood, Hillyer Hopkins LLP

"Working with Martin is always a joy. He puts everyone at ease in order to achieve the best photos possible which the artists are happy with and will work well on any of our marketing material. Quite often it is during the photo shoots that we meet artists for the first time and we can think of no-one better to help make that first professional impression which sets the tone for a positive on-going working relationship with them."

Tim Sitwell, Jordan Productions Ltd

"I have recommended Martin's portrait photography services to several of my clients for their websites. Without fail, they have been delighted by the results. Martin puts his subjects at ease and the results are first class. Investing in a professional portrait with Martin makes sense if you want to make the right first impression."

Sonja Jefferson, Valuable Content Ltd

"The pictures are incredible! Just what I needed. Really appreciate your expertise."

Steve Hewlett, professional ventriloquist

"Origin8Photography have always provided the kind of service we want - they take a simple brief from us and then just get on with it leaving us to get on with our own jobs - we have never been disappointed with the results."

Bryan Raven, White Light Ltd

"Thank you...superb photos, excellent service."

Kat Rogers - Katalyst Productions

"Oh wow, I've shared the link and we are all in awe, the pictures are incredible! Everyone said that they forgot you were even there"

Stephen Smith - Director of ThreeDumb Theatre

"Martin - I can't thank you enough for the amazing photos!"

Elise Allanson - professional performer

"In amongst this flurry of compliments, I couldn’t help thinking, what an amazing photographer you are. Tracking our every move and capturing the crucial moments. We’re lucky to have you in amongst us Martin and I just can’t thank you enough. "

Helen Atkinson Wood - BBC writer/performer

"Martin is a consummate professional who is highly creative and genuinely cares. He ensures you have a relaxed, fun, focussed session and is reassuring, offering clear tips for the best headshots."

Emma Parsons - Professional actor