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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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