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About

Born in South London in 1959,Mark had an early introduction to photography through a school club,leading him to document his involvement with the punk movement in the late '70s,mainly photographing friends in bands. Motivated by the punk ethos Mark chose to study A level photography at night school.

The summer of 1982 was spent sharing a house in Hackney with Patrick Moore (aka Philip Hoare ) and the Operation Twilight team.

The Pale Fountains,Genesis P Orridge,Roddy Frame,Paul Haig,Howard Devoto,Jim Thirwell,Isabelle Antena ,Rob Holden & Nathan McGough all passed through the doors of No 11 Beck Road, a street which became known as the Coronation Street of Indie Music.

Mark attended Salisbury College of Art in the Autumn of 1982, taking an HND in Studio Photography.

This led to full time employment at BBC Television Centre as a photographic assistant attached to the Graphic Design Department where he ran the photographic studio. Evenings and weekends were spent photographing bands and, influenced by Brassai, he began taking images in Londons left field nightclubs such as Taboo,The Pyramid and Kinky Gerlinky.

In 1989 Mark was employed by CBS Records (later to become Sony Music) as In House Photographer, he photographed their entire roster of recording artists. (among many memorable moments where early Manic Street Preachers gigs,photographing Rage Against The Machine on their first UK visit,covering the BRIT awards on numerous occasions and working with Malcolm Mclaren on the Waltz Darling Project.)

In 1998 Mark left the Sony and the music industry to set up a web based company importing and selling decorative metalwork from Holland and Poland.This gave him time to rethink his creative approach to photography and to invest in new digital equipment.

Mark began working on still life projects,inspired by Karl Blossfeldt. A series of lithographic prints were published by Spectrum Fine Art USA and he exhibited at Kew Gardens and the Affordable Art Fair. In 2009 he exhibited many of his Music Portraits at Arch 365 in London and again in 2011 at Coopers Pop Up Gallery in Reading.

Mark currently produces commercial work for the real estate industry but also works on creative projects. His life long passion for photography as Fine Art continues.
 
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