Although we’re all about interiors, it’s the outdoors that inspire us most. We love to travel, meet new people and discover new places. That’s why we love Randy P. Martin’s work. He has a way of capturing breathtaking places and intimate moments. Makes us want to take the first plain and leave. interviewed the man behind those beautiful pictures.




How would you describe your work to someone?
Travel documentation.
What or who are your main influences?
Friends, nature, adventure, big landscapes.
What’s your working routine?
I never leave the house without at least one camera at my side. None of my shots are staged so I try to always have a loaded camera and an extra roll of film or two on my hip for when that one scene pops out at me. I develop at whatever chain drug store is in the area, then run home to start scanning. This is the stage when music kicks in. I’m up until sunrise most mornings, and beside the golden hour just before dusk, 6am is one of my favorites.




How do you pay the bills?
Couch surfing, dumpster diving, avoiding bills and rent for as long as possible. Something usually falls into my lap sooner or later.



Describe your process for creating new work.
I never really go out with the intention of creating new work. Almost all of my images are shot during some sort of road trip or travels away from home. I use a 35mm point and shoot exclusively these days and if I see something that catches my eye, I scramble to pull it out of it’s case as quickly as possible and get to the shutter before the moment’s gone.



Tools of the trade?
Yashica T5, generic 35mm Indian Fuji knockoff film, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, MacBook Pro.



Best way to spend a day off?
Summer – Bike rides to the beach and rooftop beers. Winter – Bundled up sledding days with hot apple cider and rum then game night.


What do you love most about living in Chicago?
Experiencing all 4 seasons in full effect, infinite vegan restaurants, not being 2000 miles from the girl that otherwise keeps me awake at night.




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