Mark has had the honor of being showcased in the Professional Photographers of America's Faces of PPA, & he has been interviewed for popular blogs such as Music Box Artist Consulting & Play It Loud Music
ION, New Renaissance & Niji magazines have highlighted Mark & his work, while Regional Musician magazine featured Mark as both a contributing writer & cover story
Mark has had the honor of capturing an impressive variety of artists including Chris Cornell, Bob Rock, Chad Kroeger, Elliott Smith & Henry Rollins, among many others
"Mark makes the pics edgy, but you still look awesome and young, I don't get that with any other photographer. I either get all edgy, or all cheesy blown out stuff, ugh.
Mark is Rock N Roll, but beauty in the face, it's tough to do, and he's cool and calming, his personality is professional and chill."
Renee Beach Fire Woman & Celebrity Stylist Guns N' Roses, The Cult
Mark has been nominated four times (twice in the same category in 2012), & has received two Canadian Country Music Awards for Recording Package of the Year
Mark has also been recognized by the prestigious Photo Review Magazine competition, with his selection as a prominent entry, & by the California art community, with his placement as a finalist in the Images From A Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show, & worthy of mention in the American Icon Art Competition
Behind the scenes stories from Mark's unforgettable photo shoot experiences with My Darkest Days, Randy Bachman & Chris Cornell
Mark’s one of a kind eye captures “cool,” in the sense of meaning “comfortably free…”
On location photo shoot with LA band Terraplane Sun in Malibu California
Nothing Before Noon is an all access pass on location & behind the scenes with Mark during a photo shoot & interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & legendary drummer of Guns N' Roses, The Cult & Velvet Revolver, Matt Sorum
A Selection of Promotional GIFs
A Selection of Tour Posters for Bands & Solo Artists
"The group ones seem to bring out each member's personality without taking away from the bands vibe…"
Wes Cole GRAMMY Member
"I love how you have so many creative ideas to make the bands look cool. Well thought out positions etc. There was not one awkward member in your shots (which there is usually always one dude in the band that's awkward right! Lol!)"
Yolanda Thomas HollywoodPerformanceCoach.com
Winner of 2 LA MUSIC AWARDS
Voting Grammy Member
Mark’s commercial clients include Gibson Guitars & Peavey Electronics, while his work has been published in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Modern Drummer, Muzik etc. & Canadian Musician magazines
Mark had the honor of providing the book cover image for the legendary Randy Bachman’s autobiography Vinyl Tap Stories, released by Penguin Group Publishing, & the author photo for best selling biographer Robert Lacey's Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty, released by HarperCollins
A Selection of Album, EP & Single Covers
Mark provides a multitude of images to fulfill the constant demand for visual content, while creating a cohesive brand identity for his clients that translates intangible qualities into tangible form.
Mark is a Voting Member of The GRAMMY Recording Academy LA Chapter
Mark has been a Voting Member of the American Country Music Association & the Canadian Country Music Association
Mark's memberships also include the Professional Photographers of America & the Professional Photographers of Canada
Mark's images stand out from the masses with a unique quality, a quality created by a unique style of shooting, a creative experience that captures the raw essence of his subjects
Ad Campaign for The Fat Trout Whisky
Featuring The Delta Man Steve Azar
Shot on location at iconic Mississippi locations such as The Crossroads & the Yazoo River
i'm honored to support the following causes with Gift Certificate donations for Photo Shoots and Limited Edition Prints:
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund online auction and Strange 80s Night featuring Jack Black & Tenacious D, Sarah Silverman & Weird Al Yankovic, hosted by Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things & Stephen King's It
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Beastly Ball featuring Slash & Friends
Face Forward Arabian Nights Gala featuring Robin Thicke & Kelly Osborne
Denim Diamonds & Stars for Autism honoring Olivia Newton John
The Whole Planet Foundation’s Poverty is Unnecessary Fundraiser
The Midnight Mission Golden Hearts Award Gala honoring Joe Bonamassa
Adopt The Arts Annual Benefit Concert honoring Sammy Hagar & hosted by Jane Lynch
A selection of Mark's portraits involving image reflections
"this compilation of images represents a tribute and thank you to the many artists i've had the privilege of capturing moments with throughout my life and career, following my passion for music portrait photography"
Mark recently worked with the Nimbus School of Recording & Media Artist Development Program students. Goals for this course include educating the students on the image and branding process, with a promo Photo Shoot day as part of the curriculum
Mark worked with the students in providing images that represent the brand, identity and style of each individual artist. The photos are then used in their EPK and promotional materials, while they gain the knowledge and experience of how a professional photo shoot works, and what they can expect when they book a professional photographer moving forward in their careers
Because of his work in this genre, the esteemed Annenberg Space for Photography selected Mark to be part of their slideshow exhibition Country: Portraits of an American Sound, which celebrates the pioneers, poets & icons of country music
Mark's commercial clients include Gibson, Fender & Kramer Guitars
One of his favorite passions is capturing artists with their instruments on location
"as a photographer who works best on location, i enjoy the challenge of capturing the intangible qualities communicated by music artists, somehow giving them tangible form in visual imagery, created by the environment we happen to find ourselves in"
A selection of Mark's music portraits involving vehicles & life on the road
"i work mainly with musicians because i am inspired by their personalities, passion and creativity; their life spent on the road experiencing various people and places. i love to shoot in new environments, i find it challenges me, and keeps my eye on the lookout for outstanding locations"