Biography

Biography

Martin Wade uses the large format black and white negative to explore tones and textures. By judicious use of composition he tries to bring our eye to bear on the everyday and challenges us to see things afresh. The images intend to evoke our early experiences of self-awareness and creativity in relation to nature and the outside world. Those moments when we can see clearly without the the need to interpret. Pictures of bones or other found objects therfore tend to bring out ideas of natural beauty and identity rather fear. The viewer becomes caught up in the detail such as the texture,fragility and forms rather than constructing a meaning. That sense of our own identity is often initially felt through these intense moments of wonder. These begin to form our sense of self in relation to the outside world and inspire our own creativity. The work is contempory in the sense that all subject matter has been constructed with the intention of challenging materialistic interpretations of self worth.

Martin Wade is a self-taught photographer who previously trained and worked in stonemasonry and building conservation through a desire to explore the realms beyond tone,texture and form in two dimensions.