Martyn studied photography at Harrow College of Art and after graduating in 1974 then assisted various leading photographers before going freelance.
He became part of the New Wave music scene of the seventies, working with acts such as Blondie, The Jam, Sham 69 and The Cure to name a few. He has contributed or staged several photography exhibitions,’ Blondie in Camera 1978’ and The Jam ‘About the Young Idea’ 2015. Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fast cars 2019. In the late 1970’s he was invited to contribute to the Sunday Telegraph Magazine where he was assigned portrait and feature shoots with some of the great personalities of the arts world, while at the same time contributing to the iconic ‘Car Magazine’ producing automotive and travel stories. In recognition of his images, becoming a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography in 1987.
In recent years he has moved to a digital platform, becoming an active photo-blogger and content provider a producing travel features and images for Media groups in UK, Europe and USA, in addition to cataloguing and preserving his extensive archive rock bands and musicians.