Living life creatively
The creative arts have played an increasingly important part in my life as I've matured as a person. I love my music yet have never learnt to play an instrument (yet). Taking dance lessons with my wife gave me a way to express myself through music. I've added performance to my creative repertoire by being part of an Improv troupe, even though I hadn't acted since high school.
Re-connecting with photography at a far deeper level than I'd previously taken the art felt like a very natural step, part of the process of developing into the new me.
Form and Function
The aesthetic of classic car design, that melding of form and function that in particular seems to be found in Italian machinery really fascinates me. I've owned Alfa Romeo cars on and off since my 20's and it truly seems that once bitten by 'the serpent' of Milano one becomes infatuated with Italian design. Although not currently driving an Alfa, my Ducati GT1000 and Vespa GTS 300 more than fill the aesthetic desire. Another of my influences and inspirations comes from the Bauhaus principles of 'Kunst und Technik - eine neue Einheit' (Art and technology - a new unity) and you'll find that aesthetic running through my work.
Mark makes the whole thing very relaxed and laid back with good flowing conversation throughout. Time will fly by!
Mark was very easy to work with every step of the way. He was responsive and focused on advance preparation to ensure the shoot went smoothly. Communication was excellent and he arrived on time for the shoot. He did a terrific job of covering our event and streamlined the post-event process of selecting shots which made it very convenient for us. We highly recommend Mark.
Early Evening Society Improv
“It was a pleasure to work with Mark and his wife on this project. They’re very funny people that immediately put you at ease, and the photos are great to use afterwards. I hope it (Brits in Vancouver) grows from strength to strength!”
Speaking about the Brits in Vancouver Project
You made it such a relaxed casual environment, the shoot itself was great fun. The communication was always excellent and I felt I knew exactly what was going on. You clearly explained what was going to happen and were open to feedback and requests (bike photos etc). I had a great time, very glad I did it and delighted with the photos that I got out of it.
This was my first ever photoshoot inside a studio and Mark welcomed me with such grace and ease. His soft-spoken and clear directions along with his witty humour allowed me to quickly relax and enjoy the moment as it was.
Thank you so much, Mark, this was such a stellar first experience.
I look forward to our next photoshoot!!
I wanted to have some new photos of me and my guitars. I also play bass so I wanted to show that side of me as well. Mark came over and we worked to find the right mood and inspiration and he delivered some killer images.
These images will be used in the promotion of my soon to be released EP.
The shoot was laid back and I’m really pleased with the results.
Mark was a true pleasure to work with and I felt totally at ease. The shoot was professional, friendly, and collaborative. Mark listened to the type of photographs that I wanted and in the end I received some wonderful shots. I would definitely recommend him.
Mark was a pleasure to work with. He is professional yet very calm and friendly, making you feel relaxed and can enjoy the experience. Would happily recommend!
Mark was great to work with. Very professional, personable and passionate about photography. I was really pleased with the final pictures and won’t hesitate to contact Mark in the future!
From the beginning Mark’s witty humour and relaxed demeanour immediately made me feel at ease with having my photos taken. The end results were spectacular and really captured moments of joy and moments of reflection. If you are camera shy or in search of that elusive ‘beauty shot’ do not hesitate to book Mark as he will capture you in the most beautiful way. I cannot wait to book another session with such a talented and professional photographer.
I needed images that showcased me as a versatile actor, something I could happily put in front of an agent and casting directors.
Mark provided me with just what I wanted while making the whole photo shoot fun, casual and relaxing.
I'm super happy with my photos
Mark is extremely professional, with a calm manner and sense of humour that put me at ease. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of being photographed as part of the “Brits in Vancouver” series, and my photographs were a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended.
Being quite a nervous person, I felt totally at ease with Mark and would 100% recommend him to anyone looking for any photography services. He immediately made me feel at ease and calmed my worries on arrival and helped me through the whole process. I felt calm, relaxed and under no pressure and could just be myself the whole time. On top of that, the photos I received at the end were amazing and exactly what I was hoping for.
Give this guy a shot, you won't regret it! 10/10
I was excited to shoot headshots with Mark and surprised by how "in my head" I felt initially. Mark did a fabulous job of engaging me and finding ideas I could relate to and relax into which allowed me to express my various 'selves' for the camera. Thanks, Mark for a cool experience and some great photos!
Mark was great to work with. He directed me at moments which I personally enjoy in a photographer. Mark made me feel comfortable and was fun at the same time!
(I) really trust his storytelling abilities. I am so happy that I did this and hope his project goes from strength to strength. Thank you Mark it was a great day!
Speaking about the Brits in Vancouver Project