Martin spent most of his working life in the pharmaceutical industry and after being made redundant some years ago, he took the opportunity to try life modelling, which of course is a dramatic change. After a short time, he realised how much he loved the work and has since continued to model for art colleges throughout Dublin.

Having seen An Uncommon Beauty in a Dublin gallery space, 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 and to see him work. The selected images appear with Martin's expressed permission.