Martin Bond is a street photographer and the creator of A Cambridge Diary.

For the last seven years, he’s shared a special visual insight into an already famous city creating over two and a half thousand images. The major difference with Martin’s Cambridge Diary creation, it possesses a unique eye for capturing a decisive moment of a specific mood and feeling, whilst observing how the individual or scene interacts with its environment.   

Cambridge Contemporary Art invited me along to Martin’s private view and I gleefully accepted. Here’s a short video of the exhibition.

My Favourite piece of Martin’s A Cambridge Diary project was ‘Gave once, flowers to love.’

The atmosphere oozing out of this image is terrific! The combination of lighting and colour is very complimentary. Not being able to see the figures face adds to its air of mystery.

 

Meeting photographers like Martin give me real hope I’m able to be as creative as he and it’s helping me feel really creatively inspired.

 

You can find Martin’s work on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  His exhibition at Cambridge Contemporary Art is on from 10th June to 2nd July.

 

Final Thoughts…

I really enjoyed the exhibition and was fortunate enough to meet Martin. My one regret was that I came across like a complete fangirl drowning him with compliments. To his credit, he took it very graciously and thanked me for coming.

I regret that I didn’t march back in there and explain I’m rather nervous about meeting new people and I’d love a chance to have an actual proper conversation with him! Ideally, I wanted to shoot a mini interview but I just didn’t have the confidence to ask. It’s all a learning curve but I’m rather happy to have created this video to give people an insight into his exhibition.

Have you been to see it? I’d love to know what you think of his work and my video and connect with me on Twitter or Instagram.

Jemima Willcox is a personal brand portrait photographer based in Cambridge, UK.

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