Michael Marten United Kingdom
Famed writer James Joyce has been inspiring other artists for decades.traveled around Dublin Bay, photographing scenes and sequences that echo the words of Joyce's Ulysses. Photography is a likely medium to illustrate wordplay like this reflection by Stephen Dedalus: "A very short space of time through very short times of space."
I was born in London, started taking photographs as a teenager, and have been involved with photography ever since. In 1979 I set up Science Photo Library, a picture agency specialising in science and medicine.
In 2003 I started a new career as a landscape photographer, with a focus on exploring natural change in the world around us. Sea Change, a series taken over 10 years, compares identical views at high and low tide around the coast of Britain. Sea Change won the LensCulture portfolio grand prize in 2011 and has been exhibited in Britain, Italy, Denmark, and the United States. A book, Sea Change – A Tidal Journey Around Britain, with an introduction by Robert Macfarlane, was published in 2012.
In 2013, I contributed 12 photographs to a group show on the theme of James Joyce at the Francis Kyle Gallery in London.