Martin Shields


The Story So Far

I have been working in the media business since 1988 after leaving The Glasgow College of Building & Printing where I studied photography for six years… yes, I did enjoy the college experience.

After a short stint freelancing I started as a staff photographer with the Evening Times on April Fools’ Day on 1991. I think they were telling me something.

These days I work for myself covering a wide range of business, public relations, arts, film and TV assignments. For the TV, film and theatre work I use an Aqua Tech Sound blimp so that the sound of my shutter cannot be heard by the cameras or the audience.

Until recently I worked with a superb photographic team working on The Herald, The Sunday Herald and the Evening Times as well as The Herald & Sunday Herald Magazines. Working on these titles gave me an incredible variety of assignments, everything from the World Cup in France 98 to shooting fashion on Miami Beach. I still have a very good relationship with the titles, more than occasionally contributing to their editorial pages.

Please feel free to give me a call for a chat on 07572 457000.

Member of the British Press Photographers’ Association

Have a look through my blog page with all my latest pictures month to month here.

Professional Photographic Awards

Scottish Press Awards 2006 News Picture of the Year

Scottish Press Awards 2005 Shortlist Features Portfolio

Picture Editors’ Awards London 2003 Special Award Royal Category

Picture Editors’ Awards London 2002 Special Awards Science & Technology and Features Categories

Scottish Press Awards 1999 Commended Evening Newspaper Paper Portfolio

Scottish Press Awards 1998 Winner Best Sports Picture

Scottish Press Awards 1997 Commended Best Open Category Picture

British Press Awards 1996 Photographer of the Year Commended

Follow me on Twitter at MartinShields1

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2 Comments on “Martin Shields

  1. Martin, hi, it’s Hanneke, Andy Scott’s wife.
    I hope this finds you well.
    This morning I put a post on Instagram, using one of your photos and also sharing it on Facebook. I credit you at the end.
    It now seems that your credit is not shown on FB.
    I’m rather new on FB(since two weeks) and am not sure how to change it. I am to fix this as soon as possible. A big apology for this. Your images are amazing and mean a lot to us.


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