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Bob Martin

Bob Martin | UK

"Sony α9 - silent, Eye AF and live viewfinder is a game changer for me!"

Bob Martin is a multi award-winning sports photographer specialising in shooting sports and action pictures for advertising, corporate and editorial clients. It was the silent shooting option on the α7R II that first persuaded Bob to try the camera and he hasn’t looked back since. Now using Sony α cameras for all his sports assignments, Bob is officially recognised as Sony’s International Sports Photographer. During a career spanning over thirty years, Bob has photographed every major sporting event – from the last fifteen Summer and Winter Olympics, to Elephant Polo and Horse Racing on ice. He was appointed Photo Chief at the 2012 London Olympics and was consultant on photographic issues for the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires he worked as the OIS Chief Photographer. He has photographed the Wimbledon tennis tournament since 1982 and his work has taken him to the farthest corners of the world. His photographs have been published in numerous publications including Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Life Magazine, Stern, Paris Match, Bunte, L’Équipe, The Sunday Times and the New York Times to mention a few. Bob’s work has been recognised by over 60 national and international awards and is a three-time winner of the coveted British Sports Photographer of the Year award. In 2015 he released his award-winning book, ‘1/1000th: The Sports Photography of Bob Martin’ – a stunning retrospective covering his thirty years of nearly every major sporting event.

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