If you are looking for the relatively well known, British jazz guitarist, of the same name, I'm sorry, but you're in the wrong place.
This Martin Taylor was born in Blackburn, Lancashire at the tail end of the sixties. He went to school at Ripley St. Thomas, Lancaster. He got his degree in English literature at Ripon, N.Yorks. in '91. Since '94 this Martin Taylor has been a professional geek for the world's second largest software developer. He unintentionally emigrated to California in '95 where he works at the Northern tip of Silicon Valley, and lives in an especially foggy part of San Francisco. He married Patti on New Year's Eve 1999 (his tax accountant thought this romantic, but fiscally foolish) and they bought their first home in 2000.
This Martin Taylor played bass in various bar/pub bands in the UK with inane names like "The Pontardawe Folk Club", "Jungle Ted and the Lacy Button Poppers" and "Worlds Apart". If you were unfortunate enough to have seen any of these bands live, Martin would like to take this opportunity to apologize.
This Martin Taylor hardly ever refers refers to himself in the third person but figured it would be OK just this once.
I have kept a regular photoblog since 2003. I am using flickr as a place to play and not worry so much about photography so much as posting pictures and having fun. What does that mean? I wouldn't post nearly so many pictures of dogs on my photoblog as I do here.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
- Elliott Erwitt
Twitter, TheOtherMartin: twitter.com/TheOtherMartin
- iPad Creative. Art and Design. 28,060 photos, 1,111 members
- The Black Keys 994 photos, 152 members
- HDSLRcinema 29 photos, 63 members
- the Hives 715 photos, 132 members
- Alien Skin Software 8,311 photos, 1,316 members
- Sci-Fi Starship Modeling zone 1,325 photos, 191 members
- Parkology 2,362 photos, 124 members
- 3D Highway 12,943 photos, 1,592 members
- ALIENS AND PREDATOR LOVERS 2,334 photos, 369 members
- Recyclart 1,703 photos, 274 members
- Star Wars 45,849 photos, 5,169 members
- Western Lowland Gorilla 3,206 photos, 306 members
- Adobe Photowalk 534 photos, 115 members
- San Francisco Fire Department 671 photos, 52 members
- Only in California 1,326 photos, 259 members
- 365 Moments 2012 4,556 photos, 48 members
- Unicycle! 1,803 photos, 296 members
- Get Olympus 67,329 photos, 1,322 members
- The Outside World 81 photos, 14 members
- My workspace 50 photos, 66 members
- Ibarionex Perello's Chasing the Light 2,711 photos, 288 members
- Audio Recording Studio 6,263 photos, 1,208 members
- Homemade Music 4,383 photos, 850 members
- Faded & Blurred - fadedandblurred.com 3,926 photos, 167 members
- *DIY Photography Equipment 8,632 photos, 7,095 members
- 3D Renderings 6,559 photos, 1,842 members
- Cinematography and life 55 photos, 54 members
- the pocket cinematographer 2,126 photos, 214 members
- Disposable Film Fest 170 photos, 24 members
- Videos taken with an Apple iPhone 758 photos, 285 members
- Camera-wiki.org 55,003 photos, 1,396 members
- 8mm App 60 photos, 21 members
- Ars Imitari 209 photos, 39 members
- 365 Moments 2011 2,428 photos, 20 members
- RC Helicopter - RC Hubschrauber 2,452 photos, 278 members
- Pursuit of all things Nerfly. 412 photos, 159 members
- Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 4,827 photos, 267 members
- DSLR Video Rigs 211 photos, 68 members
- DIY- Inexpensive Photography 1,379 photos, 494 members
- Sanyo Xacti 847 photos, 117 members
- Flickr Ideas 0 photos, 11,661 members
- Raygun Gothic Rocketship 1,671 photos, 136 members
- Canon 5D Mk II Videos 1,559 photos, 934 members
- Plastic Bullet 5,687 photos, 1,156 members
- Sutro Baths, San Francisco - 2010 SK Photowalk 99 photos, 17 members
- iPhone Video 52 116 photos, 52 members
- Photos taken with an Apple iPhone 640,539 photos, 31,626 members
- iPhone 4 Photography 87,731 photos, 2,987 members
- Mazda USA - Official Owners Group 6,118 photos, 1,269 members
- The Official Pano Panorama Group 7,004 photos, 1,684 members
Ivan Makarov says:
"Martin was one of the first people I found when I came on Flickr almost a year ago and I followed his work with great interest. He's got an eye that I think any photographer hope to have and he finds exciting shapes, objects, combinations, colors, angles and messages anywhere he goes. I also admire Martin's overall creativity, considering he spends majority of his time during the week in the Silicon Valley - not the most exciting place for photo opportunities.
Flickr is a much better place for him being here."
8th October, 2007
"It's pretty strange I'm the first person to write a testimonial for "the other" Martin Taylor.
He might not be a well known british jazz guitarist, but he certainly has a great eye, giving a glimpse of San Fran through Lancashire eyes. I love the way he shoots those crisp shadows, the way he composes pics and the breathtaking angles of some of his photos.
Check out his "Street parking" set for a brilliant concept and hidden car-gems, his "Boring grey bridge", "Street lights", "Jumping@shadows" ... well everything really.
Plus his "toys" set for a laugh and contemplation, those Stikfas can be so expressive!
Ah, almost forgot, check the utility set for some giant poster quality shots you just really want on your room wall!"
14th January, 2007
- Martin Taylor
- June 2005
- Lancashire, UK
- San Francisco, CA, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Software Engineer
- the other Martin Taylor