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
- GREAT PANOS 19,997 photos, 3,005 members
- the art of car photography 134 photos, 20 members
- Gigapan 279 photos, 119 members
- Canon EOS M, M2 & M3 Series - Mirrorless 30,545 photos, 2,641 members
- iPad Creative. Art and Design. 38,169 photos, 1,205 members
- The Black Keys 1,001 photos, 166 members
- the Hives 774 photos, 143 members
- Alien Skin Software 21,487 photos, 2,181 members
- Sci-Fi Starship Modeling zone 1,719 photos, 231 members
- Parkology 5,814 photos, 215 members
- 3D Highway 15,302 photos, 1,678 members
- ALIENS AND PREDATOR LOVERS 3,576 photos, 427 members
- Recyclart 2,152 photos, 318 members
- Star Wars 53,919 photos, 5,645 members
- Western Lowland Gorilla 4,110 photos, 338 members
- Adobe Photowalk 533 photos, 115 members
- San Francisco Fire Department 917 photos, 70 members
- Only in California 1,309 photos, 277 members
- 365 Moments 2012 4,470 photos, 47 members
- Unicycle! 1,855 photos, 316 members
- Get Olympus 162,579 photos, 3,600 members
- The Outside World 73 photos, 13 members
- My workspace 44 photos, 72 members
- Ibarionex Perello's Chasing the Light 3,836 photos, 308 members
- Audio Recording Studio 6,865 photos, 1,288 members
- Homemade Music 4,731 photos, 853 members
- Faded & Blurred - fadedandblurred.com 3,841 photos, 170 members
- *DIY Photography Equipment 10,403 photos, 7,392 members
- 3D Renderings 7,458 photos, 1,970 members
- Cinematography and life 63 photos, 62 members
- the pocket cinematographer 2,265 photos, 214 members
- Disposable Film Fest 170 photos, 25 members
- Videos taken with an Apple iPhone 868 photos, 333 members
- Camera-wiki.org 69,426 photos, 1,681 members
- 8mm App 63 photos, 25 members
- Ars Imitari 210 photos, 46 members
- 365 Moments 2011 2,429 photos, 19 members
- RC Helicopter - RC Hubschrauber 2,688 photos, 301 members
- Pursuit of all things Nerfly. 564 photos, 168 members
- Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 6,058 photos, 334 members
- DSLR Video Rigs 240 photos, 89 members
- DIY- Inexpensive Photography 1,508 photos, 520 members
- Sanyo Xacti 843 photos, 118 members
- Flickr Ideas 1 photo, 11,736 members
- Raygun Gothic Rocketship 1,653 photos, 131 members
- Canon 5D Mk II Videos 1,780 photos, 931 members
- Plastic Bullet 5,385 photos, 1,114 members
- Sutro Baths, San Francisco - 2010 SK Photowalk 82 photos, 17 members
- iPhone Video 52 207 photos, 53 members
- Photos taken with an Apple iPhone 743,208 photos, 32,839 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."
October 8th, 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!"
January 14th, 2007
- Martin Taylor
- June 2005
- Lancashire, UK
- San Francisco, CA, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Multimedia Producer
- the other Martin Taylor