logo.jpg - 6.2 KB
_homepage.jpg - 195.5 KB

Photo Gallery



We Have to Start Somewhere

At age four Martin's dad took him into his darkroom and showed him how he developed B&W glass plates. Under a weak green safe-light Martin observed the magic of the emerging negative. That was the beginning. His father then taught him to set up his two 4x5 view cameras and how to use a 6x9 medium format folding camera. This camera his father took with him on his travels. He referred to it as his "miniature camera". 35 mm, well, that was not anything you would ever want to call a camera; perhaps a "toy". Thus Martin received his first camera. It was as 6x4.5.

Photographic Journey

On his photographic journey Martin has made images in many formats, from 35 mm to 4x5. He has won awards in numerous competitions. For decades he has worked in his own darkroom with equipment from Zone VI Studios. Now that the quality of the digital medium has reached the level of the chemical process, Martin makes images mainly with his D-SLRs. Nevertheless, for the just-in-case event, he does keep several rolls of film in the refrigerator. His images reflect his love for nature and his concern for the environment.


For inspiration Martin draws on the artistry of, among others, Ansel Adams, Freeman Patterson and Peter van Rhijn. Another activity, which complements his photography, is making music. For over 25 years he played the violin with the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra. He still makes music with his friends in a chamber setting.

martin (12K)
Photo: Bruce Young


All images in the galleries section are available for purchase.

To purchase an electronic image, submit the name of the image along with the size on the contact form below. We will respond to you via return email to arrange payment. All prices Canadian.

Electronic versions - via email:
Sized to your requirements @ 300 dpi for printing: $100
Sized approximately 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72 dpi: $40

Depending on the original, final size and resolution may be subject to limitations. If desired, prints on Canvas or Fine Art Photo Paper are available. Please email for quote.


Email Martin ()

© 2012- Martin Jurgeit      Website by garrymedia.com