Martyn Jones has long been a close friend of mine, a brother, a confidant and an all-round beardy buddy of mine, and for many years I have referred to him the best fight photographer in the UK, and that’s not something I take lightly. I also call him Breardy Bastard sometimes too
I first met Martyn a good few years ago now at boxing show in Tynemouth and I soon saw that what he did was so much more more than take photos of people punching each others faces in, Martyn likes to tell a story, not with words but in photographs. His natural talent for capturing not just the moment but the emotions behind the fighters he shoots.
I am massively proud to find out that Martyn has been nominated for photographer of the year by on the national Muay Thai awards, something that his massively deserves, I am not going to beat around the bush with this one its like this ok, please from 3rd December all head over to the facebook page of the awards at https://www.facebook.com/ukmuaythaiawards and under photographer of the year VOTE MARTYN JONES
I spend the rest of the year taking to the piss out old ‘Jonsey’ but for once I am being serious and trying support someone who I am proud to call a friend, so if you know Martyn, or if you like his work then please vote now! If you don’t him or even don’t like his work then as a favour t