Born near Manchester but moved south aged 9. Ancestors include generations of blacksmiths in Shropshire.
Still got a few flat vowels though – castle not carstle, bath not barth. It amuses my London-born children.
I live in West Sussex. Married (my wife is a writer), three children and a dog (labrador/whippet cross).
I studied Art History at Manchester University, although I spent most of my time in the community darkroom in Manchester. Followed by a pretty intensive photojournalism course at The London College of Printing.
I started working at The Times newspaper after a spell of work experience there, days after finishing the course – my first job. Even got a front page. At the end of two weeks, the picture editor flicked through my portfolio and offered me work from the next day.
My work has appeared in various publications such as Time magazine, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer, Barron’s magazine, and Institutional Investor, amongst others.
I also work for a variety of corporate and design clients. Photographing both reportage and portraiture.
41 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
2 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Martin Beddall as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.