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Mark M.
Los Angeles, CA
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5.0
23 Years of experience

As a Professional Portrait Photographer for 20+ yrs, I believe in providing an enjoyable experience and excellent service. I focus on capturing exceptional Images for my clients ranging from CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs and creative professionals.


I’m passionate about creating Images that present you effectively and showcase your unique value.


My Sessions are available in studio or on location and include:

• 2 Looks (2 clothing changes)

• Guidance on wardrobe

• Direction on poses and expressions

• Quick delivery: Same Day Service on request

• Always Online feature: All Images in your personal password protected Gallery will be hosted online and always available to you

• My Guarantee: I want you to be amazed by your Images, or I’ll reshoot at no extra cost


Thank you for your time and consideration, I truly appreciate it, and look forward to the opportunity of working with you. Thanks again, mm

Awards, honors and recognition

I've been fortunate to have been nominated four times (twice in the same category in 2012), and received two Canadian Country Music Awards for Recording Package of the Year. I've also been recognized by the renowned Photo Review Magazine competition, with my selection as a prominent entry, and by the California art community, with my placement as a finalist in the Images From A Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show, and worthy of mention in the American Icon Art Competition. And because of my work in this genre, the esteemed Annenberg Space for Photography selected me to be part of their slideshow exhibition Country: Portraits of an American Sound, which celebrates the pioneers, poets and icons of country music.

A fun fact about me

I’m incredibly grateful for every opportunity I’ve had throughout my career to work with fantastic artists and individuals, all of whom have been unique and memorable. One truly unforgettable experience was creating a portrait of Billy F. Gibbons from ZZ Top. The portrait was taken during the first webisode of The ART of GIVING, a new series that exists to create awareness for the charitable causes championed by the world’s most iconic artists, created by myself and Matt Sorum (legendary drummer of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver). The autographed print of the portrait sold at auction via Charitybuzz.com, with proceeds benefiting Adopt the Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization keeping the arts alive in America’s public schools.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Canon

Lenses:

Canon 24-135

I am good with…

Large Groups

Props

Capturing Emotions

Suggesting Poses

Story Telling

Going the Extra Mile

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Headshots

15 photos

Corporate

10 photos

Lifestyle

10 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Michael K. Woo - Dean, Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

    From Website Testimonial

    Many thanks for sending the photos. I think many of your portraits of the ENV staff and faculty really captured the likenesses of the individuals very well! Thank you for sharing your artistry with us.

  • Andra Liemandt - Founder and CEO of the The Kindness Campaign

    From Website Testimonial

    I just have to tell you how blown away by your creativity and style I am!! You are masterful at what you do!!! Thank you for your patience and energy to bring out the best in us.

  • Steve Azar - Music & Culture Ambassador Of Mississippi

    From Website Testimonial

    Buddy, You’re unbelievable!!!! So thrilled of our work this far. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you! You have amazing talent my friend. We will ride again. :) Rest assured. You’re talent needs to be shared with and on every continent!

  • Paul Orescan - Owner, Make Good Marketing & Management

    From Website Testimonial

    I have worked with Mark on several artist photo shoots. He is one of the most talented photographers I have worked with in recent years. He is the rare caliber of photographer that can multi-purpose; from publicity shoots to full commercial artist album package shoots. His understanding of market imaging needs / marketing have made him an asset and “first stop” on my call list for image developers.

  • Paul Palmer, Owner - Drilldown Entertainment

    From Website Testimonial

    I have had a long and notable career in the music business, as a manager, producer and label owner. I established my reputation in the 1990s, I created Trauma Records, and launched the careers of internationally acclaimed bands such as: No Doubt, Bush, The Flys and The Sick Puppies. I’ve mixed tracks for a range of top artists, including Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Demi Lovato. I can confidently say, Mark is one of the most exceptional photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with, his exceptional eye, worth ethic and dedication to his craft is second to none.

  • Larry Frazin, Owner - Across the Universe Records

    From Website Testimonial

    We have had the great fortune to have the talents of Mark on several of our artist photo shoots. His visionary, visceral ideas for each artist have been unique and artistic, with beautiful results. We’ve used his photography for our artist marketing campaigns, album artwork, etc. He is a pleasure to work with, with a mild demeanor, and extremely professional with our artists. The result has been amazing photo shoots.

  • Jim Martone, Owner - Suitable Group, LLC

    From Website Testimonial

    I have worked with Mark on several photo shoots with extraordinary results. In my 20+ years of music industry experience including Universal, Disney, EMI, Warner, etc. Mark’s work truly stands out for excellence in artistry, process and delivery. I am grateful to have him as a resource and look forward to future work.

  • Sonya Gavin - Director UCLA Graduate Division, Operations & External Relations

    From Website Testimonial

    The photos are fabulous!!! I am sooo happy with them. You did a wonderful job and have given us so much to work with! Absolutely thrilled.

  • Danielle Price, Esq. - SVP Business & Legal Affairs, Ten Thousand Projects

    From Website Testimonial

    Thank you Mark! These are beautiful. I appreciate you so much. Cheers!

  • Ardie Tavangarian - Founder & CEO, Arya Group, Architect, Philanthropist

    From Website Testimonial

    Love the photos. You have done such a great job. Thanks a lot. It was pleasure meeting you and we are looking forward to working with you from now on.

  • Adam & Jocelyn - Mad For Joy

    From Website Testimonial

    Holy smokes these are the most beautiful, breathtaking photos either of us have ever seen of ourselves, or these landscapes! It was such an immense privilege and pleasure to work with you over those two days; you are a true artist and we feel very fortunate. Thanks also for being a sounding board and sharing some of your considerable experience with regards to our album release … We are so grateful to have these amazing photos in these amazing locations - you really captured who we are and what Mad For Joy is all about. They will serve us extraordinarily well for a long time and we're excited about all the opportunities we will have to use them. You've been an integral part of the Mad For Joy branding in these early days of this project and we feel so fortunate that you made time to be a part of that.

  • Robert Lacey, Author - Grace, Inside the Kingdom, Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty

    From Website Testimonial

    My publishers are just delighted with the picture, and would like to use it as the author picture to go with my book about Eileen Ford ... Thank you for arranging this so rapidly, and in such a professional and friendly fashion. I am very honored to have your lovely photograph publicizing my work, and I am sure that it will bring my book many blessings.

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