“Suddenly this camera, this contraption, allowed me to move around the world in a certain kind of way, to slow down and look at things most don't appreciate with purpose and beauty.
I enjoyed taking photographs in my youth and even learned how to use an enlarger to develop black and white negatives in a family home darkroom.
"Film photography was time consuming, and expensive. You had to know how to compose a shot and pick your settings not just for a proper composition but also for your artistic choices before taking it. The digital age changed everything."
That first camera - a gift - delivered purpose. In 2009, he was gifted his first DSLR and a telephoto lens. A Nikon D70, it was completely outdated compared to today's standards but a excellent tool to hone the craft challenging Mark's attempts to getting a good shot. Mark learned to slow down, use a tripod, manual focus his subjects to really tell a story. His career started in his down time, venturing out and capturing landscapes, still-life, and street photography.
Mark offers Fine Art Photography with a dark and moody cinematic approach to composition & lighting. Printed on the museum grade Fuji Crystal Archival paper for images with bold contrasting colors and luminous highlights. Using only editorial grade equipment including a Nikon D800E and Carl Zeiss lenses.