MARTYN THOMPSON began his career making clothes before deciding to document them instead. He worked as a fashion photographer in Sydney and Paris and then in London– where his scope broadened into the world of interiors and still life.
His studio today is a multidisciplinary outfit that has branched out from his distinctive photography practice into a number of creative expressions. An aesthetic anchored in the touch of the hand, stemming from Martyn’s love of craft, runs through the studio’s work, creating a tactile and painterly language that is a visual push-and-pull between nostalgia and the now.
Founded in NYC in 2013, the studio has developed a signature jacquard textile collection: a visual marriage of hand-made and technology, where Thompson’s photographs are edited and manipulated into repeated patterns and then woven in cotton on a jacquard loom. Today, the studio’s work includes carpet and wallpaper design, homewares, accessories, and limited edition art. Additionally, Martyn collaborates with brands to help shape and define a visual identity of colour, mood and tactility.