Born to Austrian parents in Adelaide South Australia, Martin returned to Zurich and quickly became established with the wealthy country of Liechtenstein. He has photographed previous Prime Ministers, prominent CEO's and more recently the reigning Prince, Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein. He has also created rebranding imagery for the prestigious Erst von Siemens Music Foundation and was nominated for the Lava Award in Austria's 'Art Design Feldkirch' in 2016.
While in Europe Martin’s clients list included Swiss Tourism, Siemens, Tourism Austria and Airbus Defence and Space.
Martin’s editorial clients include Die Zeit (the premier German language weekly newspaper), NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), Tages Anzeiger, Annabelle, Beobachter, Swiss Illustrated, Cicero, Bilanz, Du Magazin, Sonntags Magazin, Weltwoche and Via.
Martin was invited and still remains part of the exclusive '13photo', a pool of Switzerland's best photographers in which he continues to contribute regularly.
More recently, The National Library of Australia has acquired Martin Mischkulnig's entire Smalltown photographic series which was created during 3 trips around Australia between 2006 and 2009. The series co-incided with the launch of the book of the same title (Smalltown) which included a substantial essay by Australia's beloved author Tim Winton and was published by Hamish Hamilton (Penguin Worldwide). The works then toured between 2010 and 2016 at major galleries around Australia, Switzerland and Austria. Their final resting place is now with The National Library of Australia where they will remain in perpetuity.
His most recent commission has been to Document the Austria Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, including portraits and architecture photos of the design teams and their works. Martin begins teaching at the ACP in October 2018
Image Martin Mischkulnig, from the series Smalltown, 2009. Courtesy and © the artist.