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 ninth year of continuous daily pictures, with more than three 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.


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You can buy Martin’s calendars and postcards online - click here.

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The photographs below 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 Spectral Senate

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

£375 (framed)

King's Verger

40cm x 60cm

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Silver Street Shadow

40cm x 60cm

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Middle Watch Detectorist

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

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The Sculler

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£375 (framed)

‘Is Dawn A Secret Shy And Cold’

40cm x 60cm

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Coe Fen Recumbent

40cm x 60cm

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'And on the scaffold I will shout'

40cm x 60cm

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St John’s Westward Sky

40cm x 60cm

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The Bath House

40cm x 60cm

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The Early Flight

40cm x 60cm

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Congress At The Bridge Of Sighs

40cm x 60cm

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If Miller's Music

40cm x 60cm

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Life’s Path Is Forward

40cm x 60cm

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'Still in the Dawnlit Waters Cool'

40cm x 60cm

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Clare’s Copper Beech

40cm x 60cm

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All Saint's Sunrise

40cm x 60cm

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Cripp's Stairwell

40cm x 60cm

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West Cambridge Rushes

40cm x 60cm

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Clare Bridge Snow

40cm x 60cm

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Eternal Light

40cm x 60cm

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Sunshine Posho

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

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‘Until The Centuries Blend And Blur’

40cm x 60cm

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St John’s Colliegians

40cm x 60cm

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'Gave Once, Her Flowers to Love'

40cm x 60cm

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Gonville & Caius Eluminate

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

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St John’s Gridlock

40cm x 60cm

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sold out

Mobile

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

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‘And There The Shadowed Waters Fresh’

40cm x 60cm

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The Attic Storey

40cm x 60cm

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Castle Hill Moon

40cm x 60cm

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Clare's Reflection

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

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‘There’s Peace And Holy Quiet There’

40cm x 60cm

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‘Our First Home Has Forgotten Us’

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

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Skipping Swan

40cm x 60cm

£255 (unframed)

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Castle Hill Sunrise

90cm x 60cm

£520 (unframed)

£795 (framed)

Castle Hill Sunset

90cm x 60cm

£520 (unframed)

£795 (framed)

'Is Dawn A Secret Shy And Cold'

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)

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)

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)

Trinity Lane Orienteering

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)

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 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)

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)

Stourbridge Fair

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)

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)

Castle Inn Blue Man

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 Hall Fellow's Garden

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)