Martin Squires: A 360 Look at Sixth Street Specials

Artist Martin Squires' work was featured 'The Museum', an official selection of the 2nd annual MFF. Martin made the trip to NY from the UK to be at the Festival, and while he was here he sketched several local motorcycle shops. Here is a 360 view of the piece he created at 6th Street Specials.

 

Excerpt from our recent interview with Martin:

You came to New York for the Film Festival, but you also did a bit of work by going to Sixth Street Specials and Paul Cox Industries to do some drawings. Tell us about your expectations before you went to their shops and what you came to find and to do.
My main aim was to use the scrolling sketchbook to produce 360-degree sketches of the workshops, but I was open to change if the workshop needed to be portrayed differently. I looked up both shops so I had an idea of what to expect, but I knew that it would all change as soon as I got there. At Sixth Street the main workshop was perfect for the 360-degree sketch as it was just one room. I sat in the middle of the workshop and sketched away as the guys carried on with their work. I really enjoyed experiencing the comings and goings of the workshop. Paul’s place was different than Hugh’s as it’s a large space with lots of different areas. I worked around the space producing a 360-degree sketch made up of the different sections. I spent 2 days at each workshop and within those 2 days I had roughed out the entire workshop and inked as much as I could. I took photos as reference so I could finish the pieces in the studio. I would have loved to do the whole thing on location but time did not allow. One thing that I didn't know before I went to the workshops was that Paul used to work out of Hugh’s place when he started with his leather work. I was really happy that the two shops were associated it was a perfect connection.

Read the full interview HERE.

In Memoriam, Karen

If you came to MFF this year you may have seen "Romance" from Stories of Bike. The story of Chris and Karen Atkinson's love for each other and riding has touched a number of people. If you haven't seen it, watch it now at Stories of Bike.

In memoriam, Karen Atkinson

In memoriam, Karen Atkinson

Thus, after hearing that her cancer had gone into remission last year, it is with heavy hearts that this week we learned of her passing. Cam Elkins who brought us the beautifully framed story tells it better than we ever could. Read his requiem here. The MFF family is intimately familiar with the harrowing effects of cancer and we send our sincerest condolences to Chris, Chris and Karen's families, and their friends.