British photographer Martin Grace emphasizes natural geometry in his photographic prints. Each image captures the patterns and complexity of the world around us, from the optically perplexing stripes of a pack of zebras to the atmospheric, fading repetition of a mountain range. Sometimes rippling water adds texture and regularity to natural scenes. In each photograph of terrain, architecture, or animals, Grace finds the variation within natural repetition, imbuing the images he captures with an underlying spontaneity. Often limited in color, his photos reproduce and abstract familiar and striking subjects with equal interest and attention to visual impact. Weather elements contribute harsh contrasts or soft atmospheric perspective, adding a further layer of natural abstraction and alteration to each subject. Grace employs techniques like intentional camera movement to explore action and create a balance between dynamic life and the static nature of photography.
Martin Grace studied veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College of London University. Although primarily based in England and Scotland, he pursues his eclectic interests around the world, applying the same imaginative synthesis of reality and his perception to all that seizes his attention, from the subtlety of landscapes and other natural phenomena to the stamp of humanity imposed in antiquity.