Mark has been shooting conceptual still life and product images for over 20 years. Growing up on a small Mennonite college campus in central Kansas, he loved hanging out in the science labs, art studios and industrial arts shop. His father taught industrial arts and he learned to build and fabricate with metal, wood and plastics at an early age. Photography was a happenstance discovery in the 7th grade that merged all of his early interests in science, technology, and art. He still enjoys designing and building furniture and has remodeled studios and houses. His mechanical aptitude and experience with materials and fabrication processes continue to impact his approach to the creative technical challenges of studio photography while his Mennonite background, with an emphasis on unadorned simplicity, contributes directly to his visual style.
Recognized for his graphically clean, conceptual images he’s also known for his lighting style and unique approach to challenging subject matter. Wry humor and fresh looks at everyday objects characterize his conceptual work while his product photography is noted for its elegant lighting and graphic composition. His commissioned work is produced for advertising, design and editorial clients around the country.