Jay Martin, Football Commentator and News Reporter.
(Oil, Charcoal and Acrylic on Plywood 60 x 90cm)
(Framed and ready to hang, overall size 82 x 112cm)
Jay was born in Beeston Rylands and his family run the Victoria pub which most people in the town will know as ‘The Vic’, one of the most popular pubs in Beeston.
During the recent lockdowns Jay set up a studio in a spare room at the pub and started podcasting. He was able to hone his skills doing the podcast and then established a local news site called NG9 News. The site has hundreds of thousands of views, reads and likes. He was then asked to join Nottingham Hospital’s Radio as a football commentator/ reporter and did this at Notts County until 2021 when he started reporting at the City ground for his favourite team, Nottingham Forest.
When I photographed Jay for his portrait, he was constantly moving and talking. I hope I’ve captured something in this portrait about how hard he works.