Biography - ellenmartin

P.O. Box 1058
Lexington, VA 24450



"I have operated a professional photography studio in Lexington, VA, since 1997. I am passionate about photography. It gives me a platform for perpetual learning with unlimited opportunities. I create fine art photographs in my film and digital darkrooms for exhibit and sale and take pride in generally doing my own mat/framing. "

"Over the past few years I've delved into historic photographic processes, devoting my darkroom time to platinum/palladium printing.  It is a challenge which I am thoroughly enjoying."

"Outside the studio I hike, camera in hand, with the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club 'Happy Hikers'; swim; and travel with my husband and two Scottish Terrier dogs."


Fine Art Exhibits and Education

Photos are available:    

-  Ellen Martin Studio, by appointment 540 464-5687     

Solo Exhibits

-  2018 - Harvest Table Restaurant, Meadowview, VA

 - 2017 -  Arts Center in Orange, VA

- 2017  - Carnegie Hall Lobby, Lewisburg, West VA

- 2016  - Ox Eye Vineyards Tasting Room, Staunton, VA

Juried Exhibits

- 2018 - VMRC, Harrisonburg, VA,  Juried Art Exhibition/Sale

- 2018  - 36th Annual Wilmington, NC, Spring Arts Show/Sale

- 2018  - Art Space Herndon, VA, 9th Annual Photo Exhibit

- 2017 - Center for Fine Art Photography,  Fort Collins, CO

Group Exhibits

- 2018 - River Arts Gallery,  Chestertown, MD 

- 2012-Present Lexington Rockbridge Studio Tours

-2005-Present Bath County Art Shows

- 2009-Present - Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center

Photo Education:

- 2018 - Dan Burkholder, Photographing with the iPhone/iPad, SE Center of Photography, Greenville, SC

- 2017 - Christopher James, Ziatype/Platinum/Palladium Workshop

- 2016 Adobe Lightroom, Dabney Lancaster Community College

- 2015 Paul Taylor, Platinum/Palladium Workshop

- 2014 Carl Weese, Platinum/Palladium Workshop

- 2011 George De Wolfe, Black and White Workshop

- Brooks institute of Photography, semester specialized study in Lighting Theory

- Northern Virginia Community Collegephotography.

Commercial Clients


  - Photographer, part-time, Reeves Center and Lee Chapel Museum, Washington and Lee University 1997-2016. Photos include the University’s extensive art and porcelain collections.

- Photographer, Welsh Construction Company, Lexington, VA. Welsh has won several regional awards with support of Ellen’s photographs, through 2017.

- Photographer, Virginia Born and Bred, Lexington, VA for their web catalogue, through 2017.

Awards and Books


 July 2016 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show

July 2015 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show

July 2008 - First Place, Photography, Bath County Art Show


Photographer and Co-Owner with Anne D. McClung of Alone Mill Publishing:

    - Rockbridge County Log Structures, 2008

    - Healing Waters, Tranquil Valleys, Bath County, Virginia, 2004

    - Among These Ancient Mountains, the Story of Rockbridge County, Virginia, 2001

    - Goshen Pass, A Magical Place in Virginia; 1999.

Photographer: Chinese Export Porcelain in the Reeves Center Collection at Washington and Lee University, over three hundred color images, 2003.

Co-author/Photographer: Historic Hong Kong Walks, 5-Walks on Hong Kong Island, 1988.

Homage to Vivian Maier


Member Virginia Professional Photographs Association, Retired (VPPA)

Member,  Rockbridge Camera Club

Member , Rockbridge Arts Guild

Ellen Martin Photography, © 2018

All Rights Reserved

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