Mark’s photography is the culmination of his love and appreciation of nature and the world around us, his visual acuity, and a strong interest in technology.
Mark shoots locally and throughout the Western United States. Although his passion is fine art nature and landscape photography, he has also works in commercial and stock photography. His work has been published in several notable publications and shown in an assortment of galleries and exhibitions in the Reno-Tahoe area. Even though he is primarily self-taught, he has had the opportunity to share his knowledge by teaching beginning and intermediate photographers in a variety of venues.
Mark has been fascinated with photography from a very young age, shooting his first roll of film in kindergarten and from there onto his father’s 35mm SLR. In College, Mark opened a rental darkroom store and studio and shot professionally as a commercial and product photographer. Mark’s interest in computer graphics led to a career in computers where he has been published several times as a computer artist, game developer and desktop publisher. Now that digital photography has truly come into its own and is offering the photographer tools and creative options that were never available prior, the passion of photography can now combine with the fascination of computers.
Finally, the love of nature and the outdoors comes together with photography and computers. Mark feels that without the ‘right’ image a photograph is only a limited two dimensional representation of a moment in time.
Although, the ‘right’ image will inspire memories – spray on your face from a raging water fall, the sound of a crashing wave on a beach, the sensation of a gentle breeze cresting over you and the ridge you are traversing or the chill of early morning air on a winters morning – It is these memories that interact with the image to create a feeling that can take you to places you could never get in your living room, bedroom or office. If this occurs, the photographer has succeeded in capturing more than a mere representation; they have captured feelings. My goal is to capture images that inspire these feelings in you, the viewer, and will take you on little mental journeys.