Mark often tells people he “speaks in pictures.” He grew up a socially awkward kid in Warren, Ohio, and found he was more comfortable relating to people when he had camera in hand. Now an accomplished professional photographer, Mark still plays the “awkward” card. But don’t let him fool you. He may not want to be the center of attention, but his observations are usually the most interesting stories in the room.
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Mark is an independent photographer who’s traveled the state and the world as he’s worked for top publications and volunteer groups. Even if he’s working on a staged shoot, he’s always got his eye out for “accidents” waiting to happen. His “street style” is about the unexpected – capturing moments of real people in real life – and his work reflects an unguarded, almost mysterious reflection of people and places at their most genuine.