Portraits
RayKo Photo Center – Plastic Camera Exhibition
RayKo Photo Center - Plastic Camera Exhibition

On March 5th the Plastic Camera exhibition opens at the RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco. Ann Jastrab, the director of the gallery there, was the juror. One of my images – one I’m calling, for various reasons, “Headless Anny” – was selected for inclusion. Headless Anny was the third wet plate image I made […]

The Artisans of Hope
The Artisans of Hope

The Professional Certificate program students recently headed out to Hope, Maine, to work on their Location Lighting skills while making portraits of local artisans. What is really cool, and something of a surprise, is how many artists and craftsmen there are in Hope. We started off with Lindsay Pinchbeck and her Sweet Tree Arts studio. […]

Kiernan Gallery – The Alternative Approach exhibition
Kiernan Gallery - The Alternative Approach exhibition

One of my tintypes (Emily and Lola, again) was chosen for the online portion of the Kiernan Gallery’s The Alternative Approach exhibition. Since the juror was the legendary Christopher James, being selected kinda made my day!

SohoPhoto Gallery – Alternative Process Exhibition
SohoPhoto Gallery - Alternative Process Exhibition

The 9th National Alternative Process Competition exhibit opens today at the SohoPhoto Gallery in New York City, and three of my images were chosen for inclusion. Since this was my first public entry into the world of fine art photography and alternative process printing, I will admit I was fairly pleased with myself. Jill Enfield, […]

Griffen Cooper – Tintypes
Griffen Cooper - Tintypes

Local bartender, musician, and actor Griffen Cooper hangs around the Workshops a lot in the summer helping out various classes by being a very photogenic model. I had been wanting to make a portrait of him for a while, a desire I only seemed to remember when he was bringing me a beer in 40 […]

The Lab Tray Portrait Fiasco
The Lab Tray Portrait Fiasco

I had an idea to make a portrait of my friend/boss Brenton. It didn’t go as planned. The idea was to tile a bunch of lab trays on a wall to use as a background for a portrait of Brenton Hamilton. I started off laying them on the floor of the soundstage to see if […]

Self-portraits
Self-portraits

I have been told that my penchant for making self-portraits says something about me, in a psychological sense. That my choice to photograph myself is in itself meaningful. Or that it’s just pure narcissism. What I have to say about myself and my work – and I do think I have a certain amount of […]

Mark’s very first tintype!
Mark's very first tintype!

I finally got around to asking Kari if I could try making a tintype, and she was happy to let me have a go at it. Some friends from Ohio University were in town, so I made them sit for a portrait session. Here it is, my very first tintype! Claire, Charles, and Thor. Six […]

Atrium Magazine (Ohio University)
Atrium Magazine (Ohio University)

Now that the print copy is finally out I can talk about my recent experiences working on two assignments for Atrium Magazine, the publication for alumni and friends of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions. A while back I got connected with Jody Grenert, the man behind the magazine. He asked me to […]

Last day at the clinic, Cajamarca, Peru
Last day at the clinic, Cajamarca, Peru

Today is our last day working in the Centro Medico “Padre Luis Tezza” in Cajamarca. Despite the fact that we were going to do some amazing sightseeing in the coming days, I don’t think any of us wanted to stop working and leave the clinic. The medical folks had a lot of patients, so it […]

Cumbe Mayo, Peru
Cumbe Mayo, Peru

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru Other location: Cumbe Mayo, Peru Min altitude: 8750 ft Max altitude: 11,550 ft. Today got off to a rough start, but it was all my own fault. A late night in Usha Usha, after a rich meal with wine and Pisco does not make for a happy day of hiking at […]

Clinic and the Mountains, Peru
Clinic and the Mountains, Peru

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru Other locations: Mountains outside of town towards El Galeno mine Min altitude: 8750 ft Max altitude: 11,700 ft Today was a slow day at the clinic – very few patients. Found out that all of the cleft palate patients I had intended to photograph had already been treated by another group […]

Clinic and Banos del Inca, Peru
Clinic and Banos del Inca, Peru

Location: Cajamarca, Peru [umap id=”34485″ size=”t” alignment=”right”] Max altitude: 8800 ft. After a couple of pretty intense days the pace has caught up with me. I managed to stay more or less on top of journal entries and photos for the first few days – adrenaline helps – but at a certain point I had […]

Second Day of Clinic, Cajamarca, Peru
Second Day of Clinic, Cajamarca, Peru

Breakfast is served from 7-8:30 and we leave for the clinic at 08:30. All I have to do is shower and get dressed – I could roll out of bed at 07:30 and have plenty of time. Today started with pan flute music at full blast at 06:30. Grr. Today is going much the same […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Lindalee and I stopped at one of my favorite National Parks, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in central southern Colorado.