Martin Axon Owner of Art Matters LLC and Master Printer. I made my first platinum print in 1978 at St Martins Art School in London,England.
I was trained in photography and photographic printing from age 16 which gave me plenty of experience printing many different images. Photography education Gloucester College of Art and Derby College of Art. My first professional platinum printmaking studio, was in London 1980. I printed my own images in platinum which were shown at galleries in England. I was also asked to print In platinum for several London photographers. I moved to NYC USA in 1981 and started making platinum prints for many remarkable photographers including Robert Mapplethorpe. My own work was also included in group museum shows. The major contribution I have made to the world of platinum printing was working as a consultant for the Arches Mill, to help create the Arches Platine paper in 1992.