Martyn Howgill Photography
Sixty years ago, I won a prize for a b&w photo of Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England. I shot it in the Bishop’s palace and captured weeping willows and reflections of the cathedral’s towers in the well’s still water.
Enamored of photography, I briefly flirted with the London Film School. Instead I was seduced by the Land of Enchantment and accepted a basketball scholarship to New Mexico State!
Like most adventures, there were many twists and turns. Back to England to study econ and philosophy at Sheffield University. Returned to the USA. Played on the 1972 British Olympic basketball team. Then U.S. citizenship in 1978.
Along the way I embraced marriage, launched fatherhood, and earned bachelors and masters degrees at Fort Hays State University and the Mizzou J-School. For 50 years, I careened through a career with little time to shoot photos—until retirement.
Now, I find myself enchanted again by the magic of photography: to see a picture, capture it effectively, develop its potential, and produce an image worthy of its subject and its audience. It’s all a joy. One I invite you to share.