So here is Martin, I met him one day when it was snowy, I was young, and me and my best friend saw him walking down the road, we threw a snow ball and hit him on his back. Since then we have stayed in contact and had conversations in the street outside of his house.
We talked about our music interests, hobbies, work life and childhoods. Martin has been a waste refuse truck driver for 20 years or so, He absolutely loves the classic musicians such as, Queen, Abba, Joe Brown, Pink Floyd among others, is an avid wine drinker and lives on his own in High Wycombe, my home town. We talked about music and I told him my childhood and my experiences with music stars such as Frida from Abba and John Lord from Deep Purple. He was amazed and told me that he was actually Bruce Willis's brother-in-law. Which I never believed until I searched his name one day.
Life is funny sometimes, the way we met and the situations we are both in is just so interesting its a funny story.
The image above for me works very well as a stand alone documentary photographs that represents this man is an honest way, that also gives the viewer a glimpse into this mans home.
Martin actually give me the camera which these photographs were taken on, his sisters Canon A1. He gave it to me in pristine condition with a few lenses and in its original bag etc. A few months after he gave me the equipment I went back to his to shoot him in his home. The camera has been my main shooter since and came to the top of snowdon with me recently.