16 April 2014
This is what happens to the surface of frozen ocean during high tide, under a full moon... It breaks up!
15 April 2014
A polar 'whiteout' is a beautiful experience, it leaves everything to the imagination.
14 April 2014
Another tent shot, in the style perhaps of a Victorian expedition photographer, had one been here a century ago.
14 April 2014
A classic 'straight out of the box, batteries included' polar sledding shot. Backlit, easy!
13 April 2014 - 13 April 2014
Eric Philips and Bernice Notenboom scouting for a campsite using a pressure ridge to 'hide' from the chilly wind.
12 April 2014
Eric Philips gains a little height and scouts the route ahead to find a way through a micro maze of broken sea ice this morning.
12 April 2014
Our home/mobile office! Hard to imagine our tent is floating around moving North East South and West like a small boat on a big sea.
11 April 2014
Bearing 267 deg. deep inside the fierce grip of the Arctic Ocean. Majestic unimaginable indefinable beauty all round.
11 April 2014
Take timeout on Tumblr to follow the progress of The Arctic March:
11 April 2014
Eric Philips finds his way through a small jumble of frozen sea ice. Bigger 'problems' will surely fall on our route later.
10 April 2014
Eric Philips respecting thin ice by gently lowering his 110k sled onto the surface.
9 April 2014
Bernice Notenboom looking a little frosty at the end of a long day.
8 April 2014
Business as usual, on the move, recalibration of most things, including brain!
Tasmanian Ice Man
7 April 2014
Eric Philips unsurprisingly the only professional Polar Guide from Tasmania. Lovely bloke!
6 April 2014
Eric Philips and Bernice Notenboom take a ten minute break to eat after 2 hours of skiing.
5 April 2014
Heading off to the great frozen ocean. Drop off @ 90 Degrees tonight. Sleeping at the North Pole.
3 April 2014
Ole Martin Martinsen, a genuine hero and friend. Has just saved the expedition film by bringing much needed special batteries that were stopped by red tape at the border.
30 March 2014
Heavy skies in Longyearbean mirror my own thoughts, waiting for delayed flight.
27 March 2014
Mark Veklerk, award winning wildlife film-maker and Montane athlete.
27 March 2014
Eric Philips in Longyearbean testing gear today.
25 March 2014
Polar guide Eric Philips checking out the grey skies in Svalbard.
24 March 2014
23 March 2014
Off to the North Geographic Pole to ski back to Canada and film documentary on climate issues.
The Arctic March
14 March 2014
Kobold Watches launch new watch with Martin's photo of Sir Ranulph Fiennes
8 January 2012 - 24 December 2012
Kobold watches launch the new Phantom watch using Martin's epic portrait of Sir Ran.
Martin appears on BBC 4 documentary
14 November 2011 - 30 December 2011
Martin has appeared on the BBC 4 acclaimed television series 'Time Shift'. A one hour documentary about the history of Antarctica and the Golden Age of exploration. You can watch the documentary here on BBC 4 iplayer.
Mountain Hero Portrait of Kenton Kool
14 November 2011
Martin's portrait of Kenton Kool has just been published in a new book titled 'Mountain Hereos - Portraits of Adventure' published by Polarworld written by Dr Huw Lewis Jones.
The Everest Generation photography Exhibition
20 October 2011 - 21 October 2011
Martin has been invited to open an exhibition of photographs from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first British Expedition to Mount Everest. At Hoopers Gallery London
Martin talks at Leica for Brummel Magazine
4 October 2011 - 4 October 2011
Martin talks at Travel Photographer of the Year festival at Royal Geographical Society
2 October 2011 - 2 October 2011
Martin gave a keynote talk about his expedition photography at the Royal Geographic Society on Sunday as part of the Travel Photographer of the year festival
Martin images appear in Dunhill Magazine
30 September 2011 - 30 December 2011
Martins Polar images appear in Dunhill Magazine along side those of the legendary Polar photographer Herbert Ponting in a feature discussing the Award winning book Face to Face. You can download the article here
Interview The Photographer Magazine Edge of Reason
5 April 2011 - 31 May 2011
40 Most influential 'Nature Photographers'
31 March 2011 - 31 March 2011
Martin interviewed for Dunhill ipad App
26 February 2011 - 31 October 2011
Martin was interviewed recently for the Dunhill Day 8 App for the ipad. The interview titled " Unsung Hero" can also be seen on line at Day 8
Catlin Arctic Ocean 2011
3 February 2011
Martin is currently in Resolute Bay, preparing for another North Polar assignment, this time photographing an international group of scientists on a floating sea ice base on the surface of the Canadian Arctic Ocean, North of Ellesmere Island. You can follow the work of the scientitst at http//:catlinarcticsurvey.com
8 January 2011
Martin is currently in Mali, photographing the impacts of climate change on communities along the River Niger as part of an expedition led by Bernice Notenboom.
Martin arrives at the North Pole
13 May 2010
Martin arrived at the North Geographic Pole on 12 May 2010, after 60 days on the Arctic Ocean, collecting ice thickness data and water samples along the 777km journey across the sea ice as part of the Catlin Arctic Survey 2010
View his polar imagery at martinhartleypolar.com
He is now back in the UK, working on a variety of editorial shoots and corporate assignments.
Martin's images at COP15 and in Trafalgar Square
11 December 2009
The WWF presented a selection of Martin’s photographs at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen in December 2009, as part of an exhibition on the Arctic. Martin's image 'Top of the World' was also displayed in Trafalgar Square alongside Mark Coreth's polar bear ice sculpture, which gradually melted over the course of 10 days to raise awareness about the rapid rate of melt of the Arctic Ocean sea ice.
Time Magazine 'Heroes of the Environment 2009'
28 September 2009
Martin's recent endeavour on the Catlin Arctic Survey earned him a place as one of Time Magazine's 'Heroes of the Environment 2009'
Catlin Arctic Survey
13 May 2009
On 1 March 2009, Martin was dropped off onto the Arctic Ocean sea ice to commence the Catlin Arctic Survey - a pioneering scientific endeavour to capture the most accurate measurements of the thickness and density of the North Polar ice cap. Martin and leading polar explorers Pen Hadow and Ann Daniels, hauled sledges across the sea ice and open water, measuring and documenting the state of the sea ice cover. With the sea ice melting rapidly as Summer approached, the team were air lifted off the Arctic Ocean on 13 May, after 73 days on the ice.
Face to Face: Polar Portraits
28 November 2008
This unique new book contains 50 of Martin’s modern colour portraits of individuals living and working in the polar regions alongside 50 historic black and white portraits from the Scott Polar Research Institute collection, many of which have not been previously published. With a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, afterword by anthropologist Hugh Brody, and essay/discussion on polar photography by Martin and editor Huw Lewis Jones, published by Polarworld. Nominated by The Guardian as one of the year's best picture books (2008).
The accompanying exhibition is available for touring.