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

My System of Beliefs


I believe that life is what you make it. I believe in the power of positive thinking and our ability to harness the power of Manifestation.


I believe in a strong work ethic, perseverance and the ability to think ahead.


I believe in the power of a plan and working hard to implement that plan.


I believe it's my purpose to create portraits that capture the unique essence I'm able to see in each person I photograph.

Awards, honors and recognition

I've 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 prestigious 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.

A fun fact about me

I'm super excited to be working on The ART of GIVING. Purely a project fueled by passion, The ART of GIVING exists to create awareness for the charitable causes championed by the world's most iconic Artists. Created with and hosted by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Matt Sorum (legendary drummer of Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver), The ART of GIVING showcases the causes championed by the world's most iconic Artists by auctioning a one of a kind autographed print of each Artist, with all net proceeds donated directly to the Artist's charity of choice. Our first Artist is Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top, and his charity of choice is Adopt the Arts Foundation.

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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.

Corporate

10 photos

Headshots

15 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Adam & Jocelyn - Mad For Joy

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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