About Leeds Photographer Martyn Roper

Martyn Roper Photographer from Leeds

I am a photographer and musician based in Leeds, travelling throughout the United Kingdom to ply my trade.

I specialise in striking, original photography and ensuring you get a great finished package. I work hard and love producing work that is rewarding for me and much appreciated by my clients.

Since 2011 I have worked as full time photographer and musician – but worked part time doing these pursuits for around five years before building up enough work to warrant ‘taking the plunge’.

My friends joke about me ‘getting a real job’ or even sometimes ‘living the dream’ but the truth is I’ve never worked harder but equally never enjoyed myself as much as I do now. I love ‘making things happen’ and love that I now have one of the most interesting and rewarding of careers.

Every week and for that matter every day I find myself involved in something new, or visiting somewhere new, and thrive off the challenge of producing good work in those situations.

In the last 12 months I have travelled to Japan and New York as well as the entire UK to play music and have photographed weddings in some of Britains most beautiful and historic buildings.

The things I like are creative pursuits, Mr Fluffles – my cat, playing my guitars, playing my double bass, playing my bass guitars, all things vintage and antique, collecting guitars, collecting vintage suits, drinking too much tea and the odd cheeky pint of ale.

Weddings are what I concentrate on when photographing but I also shoot actors, models and bands as needed and am usually playing between three and (at times) upto eight or nine musical shows per week.

I’m pretty addicted to Instagram. It means I get to take pictures purely for fun and it’s a great way of getting together a selection of photos that capture your life in a way that you may not have previously.



Vintage Music Services

You may be looking for perfect vintage style music. I also play music at many weddings around the uk in one of my three vintage styled groups.

The Old Time String Band

The Old Time String Band play our arrangements of 1920′s, 30′s & 40′s Jazz, Blues, Swing, Folk and Country classics. www.theoldtimestringband.com

Leeds City Stompers

Leeds City Stompers are a Guitar and Double Bass Duo that plays Red Hot Blues, Boogie and Jazz all from before the 1950′s. www.leedscitystompers.co.uk

I have acted as photographer and played music at the same wedding day meaning the couple got a good deal on both without compromising on quality of service. Contact me to discuss the various options.

Professional Credits

Published in or commissioned by:

  • Classic Rock magazine
  • Metal Hammer Magazine
  • Kerrang Magazine
  • The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
  • The Leeds Guide
  • The Daily Mail
  • The Observer
  • Vogue.com
  • Bizzare Magazine
  • Burnnnn Magazine and Sidewalk Magazine


  • Events
  • Private parties
  • Silver weddings
  • Product shots for Miss Daisy Bespoke Creations
  • Candy Candy Jewellery
  • Truecorset.com
  • Lilly’s of London
  • Stock and assignment photos for independent publishers
  • Media and Web Designers.(Numerous)

Bands / Record Labels.

  • Gentlemans Pistols
  • TC & The Swing Cats
  • The Lovesick Cowboys
  • Serious Sam Barrett
  • The Bacchae
  • Phil Hayley and His Comments
  • Eva Braun & The Ghouls
  • The Old Time String Band
  • The Executioners
  • Hot Dead Fox
  • Storm Party Rock Band
  • J.B. Goode Band
  • Record sleeves and promo material for acts on Don’t Tell Claire Records Yadig? & Rise Above Records
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