Johnny Martyr: Provoke [PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY]

I’m Johnny Martyr, a photographer based in Frederick, Maryland.  My friend Eric Jones is a local actor who shares an interest in gothic style.

We decided to do a portrait session featuring him using b&w 35mm film.  Our concept was to create portraits that are simple, elegant and classic.

I wanted to concentrate on emotive facial expressions and angular compositions rather than leaning on gimmicky props and locations.  We wanted to get away from the sort of over-edited goth photos with equally over-the-top make-up and costumes.

The idea was just to get back to the roots of goth as we know it and I think we did that successfully here.


Johnny Martyr

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Eric Jones

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Author: Johnny Martyr

Johnny Martyr is an American contemporary film photographer whose concentration is in Available Light 35mm Photojournalism in the Frederick, Maryland area. Martyr's informal & documentary portraiture can be found in the pages of Marie Claire, TED, Le Négatif Mag, Lomography, Modern Wedding, BuzzFeed, & more.

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