Bio: Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world. Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.

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4 Responses to About

  1. Hey, Rhys. Nice work! You have a real talent. I teach history at Southern Nazarene University and am writing a new Oklahoma History book. It is a not-for-profit project in conjunction with the Oklahoma Historical Society and the 501c3 Burbridge Foundation. I would love to have your permission to include your great shot of the Wheelock Church. I’ll of course attribute it to you, as well as give your website address to help drive more folks to it. Keep up the great work!

  2. Sell everything and went backpacking? That’s my dream! Scary but such an adventure!

    • rhysfunk says:

      Even today I cannot believe that I actually did it; it was most definitely a life-altering experience. I don’t go so far as to say it changed me as a person, but, it made me sure of who I was. I became MORE of myself, if that makes sense.

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