cambridge contemporary art

Martin Bond

 

Martin Bond is a professional photographer who has lived in Cambridge all his life. A Cambridge Diary, which sees him post a photograph from Cambridge online each day, is his labour of love. It is now in its seventh year of continuous daily pictures, with more than two and half thousand photographs in the archive.

A Cambridge Diary pictures have featured on the front cover of Cambridge Magazine every month since its launch four years ago, appearing without any overlaid text or other graphics: a brave move in the world of publishing, this is testament to the strength and beauty of Martin’s images. His pictures are also behind the Cambridge Literary Festival, are used for Cambridge University publications and are seen by thousands of people every day on social media.

“I started this project because there seemed to be little recording of the everyday lives of ordinary people in Cambridge, perhaps because there has always been so much else to be admired and photographed in this beautiful city,” says Martin. “I thought I could capture moments that might be uniquely Cambridge without needing the backdrop of university buildings or any visual reference to the historic colleges, and so I began posting a portrait picture a day on Facebook.”


“In recent months, I have been expanding my own remit for the word ‘portrait’. As time has passed, I have discovered there’s no escaping the allure and enticement of this stunning city that I have come to love all the more deeply because of this project. Cambridge seems to me to be revealing itself in a new way, purely because of how hard I am looking; lately the city itself has become the subject of most of my photographs. I’m trying to take images that go beyond the established rhetoric for the city, which has held good for centuries. It holds a more secret majesty, and I am trying to capture that.” 


“The attempt to capture images that are different in kind to all the others taken here every day in their thousands - has proved challenging but exhilarating. If it means crawling under bridges or climbing trees to get the pictures, then I will likely continue crawling and climbing until I drown or fall.”

 

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. The framed photographs are 54.6cm x 76.5cm, unframed 40cm x 60cm.


The photographs below will be exhibited in the gallery from 10th June to 2nd July.

These are Fine Art Giclée Portrait Prints printed on 40cm x 60cm Hahnemuhle 308gsm Photo Rag smooth surface paper.

The frames are bespoke with 2mm UV Pilkington Glass.

The Piper 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

The Piper

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

The Spectral Senate 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

The Spectral Senate

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

King's Verger 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

King's Verger

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Silver Street Shadow 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Silver Street Shadow

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Middle Watch Detectorist 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Middle Watch Detectorist

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

The Sculler 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

The Sculler

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

‘Is Dawn A Secret Shy And Cold’ 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

‘Is Dawn A Secret Shy And Cold’

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Coe Fen Recumbent 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Coe Fen Recumbent

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

'And on the scaffold I will shout' 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

'And on the scaffold I will shout'

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

St John’s Westward Sky 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

St John’s Westward Sky

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

The Bath House 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

The Bath House

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

The Early Flight

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Congress At The Bridge Of Sighs 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Congress At The Bridge Of Sighs

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

If Miller's Music 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

If Miller's Music

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Life’s Path Is Forward 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Life’s Path Is Forward

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

'Still in the Dawnlit Waters Cool' 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

'Still in the Dawnlit Waters Cool'

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Clare’s Copper Beech 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Clare’s Copper Beech

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

All Saint's Sunrise 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

All Saint's Sunrise

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Cripp's Stairwell 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Cripp's Stairwell

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

West Cambridge Rushes 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

West Cambridge Rushes

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Clare Bridge Snow 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Clare Bridge Snow

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Eternal Light 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Eternal Light

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Sunshine Posho

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

‘Until The Centuries Blend And Blur’

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

St John’s Colliegians 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

St John’s Colliegians

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

'Gave Once, Her Flowers to  Love' 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

'Gave Once, Her Flowers to  Love'

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Gonville & Caius Eluminate 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Gonville & Caius Eluminate

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

St John’s Gridlock 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

St John’s Gridlock

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Mobile 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Mobile

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

‘And There The Shadowed Waters Fresh’ 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

‘And There The Shadowed Waters Fresh’

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

The Attic Storey 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

The Attic Storey

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Castle Hill Moon 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Castle Hill Moon

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Clare's Reflection 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Clare's Reflection

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

‘There’s Peace And Holy Quiet There’ 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

‘There’s Peace And Holy Quiet There’

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

‘Our First Home Has Forgotten Us’ 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

‘Our First Home Has Forgotten Us’

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

Skipping Swan 40cm x 60cm £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Skipping Swan

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

'Is Dawn A Secret Shy And Cold' 90cm x 60cm £520 (unframed) £795 (framed)

'Is Dawn A Secret Shy And Cold'

90cm x 60cm

£520 (unframed)

£795 (framed)

Castle Hill Sunrise 90cm x 60cm £520 (unframed) £795 (framed)

Castle Hill Sunrise

90cm x 60cm

£520 (unframed)

£795 (framed)

Castle Hill Sunset 90cm x 60cm £520 (unframed) £795 (framed)

Castle Hill Sunset

90cm x 60cm

£520 (unframed)

£795 (framed)


Previous work also available upon request:

These photographs are available printed on 40cm x 60cm archival quality grade photographic paper and

Giclée, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 300gsm Smooth Surface 100% Cotton Paper

Rowers at Sunrise

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

West Cambridge Fields

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Clare College Bridge Canoe

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Clare Bridge Jogger

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

St John’s Mist

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Silver Street Duck

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Arms

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Silver Street Baloons

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Street Reflection

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Bridge of Sighs Mist 40 x 60 cm archival quality grade photographic paper £175 (unframed)  £225 (framed) Giclée £255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Bridge of Sighs Mist

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Market Square 4:27

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Graduation

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trumpington Street Red Dress

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Green Street Umbrella

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Peterhouse Coe Fen

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Lane Orienteering

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Street St John's

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Stourbridge Fair

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Sunrise Dog Walk

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Bodley’s Evening Punters

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Ditton Meadows Jogger

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

May Day Molly

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Lane Runner

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

St John’s Snow

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

King’s Chapel Tree

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Lane Blue Ball Gown

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Lane Cyclist

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Clare Reflection

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

St John’s Sunrise

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

St John’s Chapel Choir

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Bene't Street Glance

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Sidney Street Cello

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Senate House Passage Men In Black

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Narrow Mist

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Sidney Sussex Rain

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Victoria Road

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

The Old Press 40 x 60 cm archival quality grade photographic paper £175 (unframed) £225 (framed) Giclée £255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

The Old Press

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed) £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed) £375 (framed)

Cripp's Steam

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

King’s Chapel Cyclist

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Magdalene College Daffodils

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Ditton Meadows Rower

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Thompson's Lane Window Man

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Jesus Green Avenue Winter Night

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Sheep’s Green Ducklings

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Purple Ball Gown

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

King’s Parade Tango

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Silver Street Hostess

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Hobson’s Conduit

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Victoria Avenue Mist

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Castle Inn Blue Man

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

King's Parade Mocha Lady

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Garret Hostel Lane Mist

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

2015 St John's May Ball

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)   SOLD OUT

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)   SOLD OUT

Trinity Lane Couple

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)

Trinity Hall Fellow's Garden 

40 x 60 cm

archival quality grade photographic paper

£175 (unframed)  £225 (framed)

Giclée

£255 (unframed)  £375 (framed)