I can sail a boat; cast a fly rod; lead a boy scout troop; run a big city parking lot; tie my own shoes, most of the time; and I craft a mean Mai Tai. I have been a freelance photographer, newspaper photojournalist, stock photography product manager, photo editor, photography instructor, stock photographer, and a graphic designer. I picked up my first camera in high school and never looked back.
Photography is the blood in my body; it is what keeps me alive. I strive to create images with impact and drama, as well as, capture the quiet subtle moments that define us. I love to observe people, and I capture that photograph that makes people say "I was there but never saw that".
Awards, honors and recognition
Ed Andriesi / Associated Press Photo Scholarship 2019 • 25 years experience shooting for: • United Press International • Getty News Images • The Pittsburgh Post Gazette • The Geauga Times Leader • The Middletown Journal • The Youngstown Vindicator • Time Magazine • Ohio Magazine • Valley Magazine
A fun fact about me
Do you believe in alien abductions, and have you ever been to Ohio? Well, Mark may not believe in abductions, at least not in the traditional sense, but he has been to Ohio. In fact, he grew up there and spent much of his adult life there in 2015 he packed up his burrow and wagon and left the gray skies and rust behind to move to Colorado to pan for gold.
Nikon D850, Nikon D750, Nikon Z6
Nikon 20mm f2.8, Nikon 35mm f1.8, Nikon 85mm f1.8, Nikon 180mm f2.8, Tamron 24-70mm f2.8, Tamron 70-200 f2.8
Going the Extra Mile
Team & Individual
From wedding wire
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