Martin spent most of his working life in the world of pharmaceutical industry and after being made redundant some years ago, he took the opportunity and contrasting change to consider work as a life model and has since continued to model for art colleges throughout Dublin.

Having seen my work, Martin asked if I would photograph him for posterity. Leaving the style to me, he was looking for a little diversity in lighting and background shades. His confident ability to strike elaborate poses and his drive to fulfil his potential was inspiring (often quite hard to keep up with his movement).

It was a privilege to be asked to photograph Martin, whose image has been realised by innumerable art students. The selected images appear with Martin's expressed permission.