British photographer Martin Westlake has been living in Jakarta since 1988. A 3 year stint in Nigeria as a teenager sparked a passion for travel + photography. Martin studied Maritime Geography + hydrographic surveying and worked in the oil industry before setting up as a photographer in 1991. Since then he has traveled extensively throughout SE Asia and Indonesia working for a diverse range of editorial + commercial clients. Martin continues to shoot 4×5” print film for select clients + personal projects. He speaks Bahasa Indonesia fluently.
2012 – PDN PHOTO ANNUAL – Photo books category for ‘Eastward’.
2009 – SOPA – ‘Honourable mention’ for excellence in feature photography. Into the heart of Siberut. Destinasian magazine.
2008 – SOPA – ‘Honourable mention’ for excellence in feature photography. Kolkata at the crossroads. Destinasian magazine.
2004 – SOPA – ‘ Honorable mention’ for excellence in feature photography. Forever paradise portrait series. Destinasian magazine.
2004 – Asia Travel + Tourism Creative Awards –’Best Photography’. Forever paradise portrait series
2000 – UNESCO folklore photo competition – ’Nomination’ award. Wayang orang portrait series.