Martin Usborne lives and works in London (with his miniature schnauzer, Moose). He trained in architecture, then philosophy, then psychology, then 3D animation before finally settling on photography. Phew. Martin's current work consists of portraits, both human and animal, and he is particularly interested in capturing the relationship between the two. He strives to make his work poignant but also a little playful - he feels there is too much unremitting sadness in contemporary art photography . He has published two photography books, the first called ‘I’ve Lived in Hoxton for 81.5 years’ about an old man that has only once left East London, and another, ‘My name is Moose’ about what it is like to be a dog in the recession.