Mark has been taking pictures ever since he was a teenager. He knew he wanted to be a photographer exactly when his father shown him how to use the darkroom setup in the basement. When the first print magically appeared in the chemical bath of D-76 a wider world opened up. Mark was the kid always with a film camera strapped to his chest. If something cool was happening Mark was already framing his shot-clicking away. When his friends called, he was usually in the red-lit darkroom processing a few rolls of film and making glossy 8x10s. Mark graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005. Those years were spent in the Mac labs and after hours in the studio. Upon graduation Mark moved to New York City and assisted well known still life studios: Chris Collins, Rick Burda, and Robert Tardio. During those years he worked on more than 250 commercial photo shoots. Mark also spent his down time in those studios working on his own commercial portfolios. Then one opportunity ran into another and he began to be hired for commissioned work as a full time photographer. People have said that Mark is flexible on set, has good insight, and sees the big picture.
TJ Maxx Marshalls
Original Prohibition Clothing Dharma Eyewear
Dressed to Kill
2nd Stage Theater
Rochester Mueseum & Science Disney
Robert Stark Lighting
Grip & Gaffer
2010 - present
2010 - present
Rochester Institute of Technology
David Yurman Jewelry e-Commerce Website Launch. Mark was part of the strategy to build a photography studio workflow that could accommodate high-end photography for over 4,500 pieces of David Yurman catalog. The project encompassed shooting pieces within highly technical aspects to retain a established sense of continuity of scale, viewing angles and elegant lighting.
Sam Edelman Spring of 2014 e-Commerce Website Launch. Mark was the lead photographer for Sam Edelman shoe retailer 360 spin view website project.
Bloomingdales & Super Bowl Fashion Touchdown Project. Mark worked with Council of Fashion Designers of America in New York City and in conjunction with Bloomingdales for the New York City-hosted Super Bowl. NFL regulation helmets were designed by top fashion designers and put up for charity auction. Mark was part of the team that filmed each helmet for online auction in 360 video view rotation.