Passionate photographer, bit of a nerd! OK that’s over with…oh and checking into rehab soon for my cloud addiction!
Work: Currently working for CSIRO – Atlas of Living Australia – online scientific image repository – http://morphbank.ala.org.au/. I teach Photoshop and CS5 for fearless.com.au.
Spent the last 10 years as a government IT contractor
Express photographer (Canberra Times, SMH, Reuters) – moved away from traditional photography when it was coming to an end – digital was taking over (early 90′s). Spent the last 20 years working purely internet, way to much code. Have been teaching CS5 tools for a year now, loving showing people different ways to use Photoshop – Now I’m standing back from my desk and getting out and amongst it all again. Recently purchased 2 semi-pro Nikons – and some nice glass. Looking forward to re-learning digital photography. Involving my kids as much as possible, passing on some skills is also the rewarding part of this passion
Life: Father of 3 kids, married my childhood sweetheart. Born in the UK (Liverpool) traveled extensively in my early 20′s after being raised in Canberra, Australia from an early age – went back in my late 20′s again for 6 years then back to Canberra via Sydney.
Martin is a freelance photographer available for work, and is prepared to travel.
He has contributed photographs and digital images, designs, artwork and editorial content to – Reuters, AP, AFP, News Interactive, The Fairfax Group, International Herald Tribune, Canberra Times, .net magazine, Internet & Comms Today, Internet Works, Future Publishing, FutureNet, Grey Worldwide, Computer Arts magazine, Edge magazine, Country Life.
Over 2000+ published photographs – newspapers and magazines around the world. Multiple front-page photographs and winner of 2 national photographic awards.
Some of the amazing people he has photographed whilst on the job include Micheal Palin, Joey Ramone, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Nicholas Negroponte, John Gage, Gordon Brown, Arthur Scargill, Kylie Minouge, The Bee Gees, Cyndi Lauper, Perry Farrell, Peter Garrett, Nelson Mandela.
Martin has been teaching Adobe Creative Suite tools for several years, and loves most – showing people different ways to use Photoshop. Born in Liverpool, England – currently living in Australia’s capital, Canberra.
Currently working for CSIRO – Atlas of Living Australia – online scientific image repository.
Martin Ollman website