Martin Gardner is a UK based photographer working with architects, engineers, developers, designers, artists, journalists and interior designers to produce iconic memorable images.
With a history in celebrity portraiture working with artists from U2 to Jay-Z, Rihanna to Oliver Stone, Martin spent many years travelling the world shooting portraiture for prestigious publications and agencies. With work in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery London, Martin’s work has been exhibited across the UK and overseas.
With a life long love of architecture and spaces, particularly mid century architecture, Martin took the opportunity to start shooting in the architecture sector and now this has become the major proportion of the commissions he is working on.
Martin has created a unique personal shooting style which makes his images instantly recognisable and enhances and brings to the forefront positive details in structures and spaces.
Martin works on commissions covering the whole of the UK and internationally.
Martin is fascinated with the environments he visits and by the way that those environments and spaces can be changed, influenced and improved by interior designers, architects, developers, artists and designers to add a quality to the experience that the space brings to the people that live, work and play in it.
Collaborating closely with clients and constantly honing the process and the techniques he uses to create images Martin has been featured in worldwide publications including Vogue, Elle Decoration, Homes & Gardens, House & Garden, Grand Designs, Wallpaper, Blueprint, Enki and many more.
Merryhill Farm is a collection of three contemporary homes in a sweeping, rural setting. The transformation of Merryhill Farm from an existing dwelling and outbuildings into a trio of contemporary new homes was completed in May 2020.
Adam Knibb Architects were approached to design a contemporary house extension in Warsash. The clients lead a very active lifestyle based near the waterfront, and looked for an inventive solution to their needs, opening up the interiors and bringing the family together.
The Elements is a private new build house in Hampshire, completed in early 2017 by Winchester based architects AR Design Studio. Adjacent to the stunning River Hamble and its popular marina, it is nestled within meadows rich in native wildlife.
This four bed family house sits in the heart of the Kent countryside surrounded by mature trees and gardens. This black modern house encompasses a mixture of framed and linear views across four carefully sculpted gardens that aim to each capture a piece of the surrounding landscape.
Holm Place is a new dwelling in the rural village of South Warnborough, Hampshire, UK. The 0.12 hectare site is located in the upper garden of Manor Court, a 17th century Grade II listed building which itself is situated in the South Warnborough Conservation Area.
The Mill House is a Grade II listed property located in Shalford village Conservation Area. The house is set within a generous 6-acre plot with stunning views adjacent to ‘Shalford Mill’, an 18th Century watermill with Grade II * listing.
Architects: Strom Architects
Project: The Quest House
Location: Swanage, United Kingdom
Architect in Charge: Magnus Strom
Area 235.0 m2
Photography: Martin Gardner
Text by Strom Architects
The Quest House is a...
Architects: AR Design Studio
Project The Stables
Location: Headbourne Worthy, Winchester, UK
Photographs: Martin Gardner
This dilapidated stable block has been remodeled into a refreshingly minimalistic house whilst retaining key...
Project: Wayside House
Architect: OB Architecture
Location: United Kingdom
Photography: Martin Gardner
Winchester-based OB Architecture have renovated and extended the Wayside House in 2015.
OB Architecture were appointed to complete...