Mark has been a photographer for over ten years. Having shot actor headshots, then event and family photos, he has photographed famous people, not famous, and everything in between. His work has been featured in several magazines (Canoe and Kayak, Eating Lite), and has covered some high-profile events in Boston. Having trained by "doing", he also built a solid foundation of product and food photography through classes at NESOP, Karl Taylor Education, and Photigy.com
Photography brings a lot of things i love doing into one area. Problem-solving (product and food), making people laugh (events and portraits), technical and creative skills. Photography presents something new with almost every shoot. I am constantly learning new skills, and interacting with people from all aspects of life. I always urge my clients to print the photos if they can, in a book if available. Photography captures you, your family, your product at a moment in time. Looking back can show you how far you have come, and bring memories of people who may no longer be with us. The greatest compliments I get about my job is when someone tells me i captured their family member's personailtiy perfectly, or that they never thought their food/product could look so good.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
the best way to make a shoot special is to communicate with the client to know what they want out of it. My primary goal is to make them happy. I really deliver what they want, then i make sure to deliver my take on it. I go the extra mile to give them something they may not have known they wanted as well. I always want to communicate though, make them know I appreciate their trust in me, make it a fun, funny, positive experience for everyone...and over deliver. Always over deliver.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
My work has been featured on several books as author photos. As well as in a few magazines. My event photography was used on a large billboard in Boston for the ICA First Friday events. My personal work "Whimsy in every day" was featured at on Sommerville community TV and hosted a show their location.
A fun fact about this photographer
I am an avid hiker. Most recently I did the 93-mile wonderland trail around Mount Rainer in Washington state. I am also a sci-fi nerd, if asked which is my favorite Star Trek series, my answer is yes.