Mark has had the honour of capturing an impressive variety of artists including Chris Cornell, Bob Rock, Chad Kroeger, Elliott Smith & Henry Rollins, among many others.
Mark’s commercial clients include Gibson Guitars, Peavey Amplifiers & Monster Energy Drink, while his work has been published in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Modern Drummer, Muzik etc. & Canadian Musician magazines. In 2011, Mark had the honour of providing the book cover image for the legendary Randy Bachman’s autobiography “Vinyl Tap Stories,” released by Penguin Group Publishing.
Nothing Before Noon is an all-access pass on location & behind the scenes with Mark during a photo shoot & interview with your favorite music icons. Episode 1, Matt Sorum (Rock & Roll Hall of Famer & legendary drummer of Guns N’Roses, The Cult, & Velvet Revolver).
Mark has had the honour of being featured in ION Magazine, New Renaissance Magazine, Regional Musician Magazine (as both a cover story & contributing writer), Faces of PPA, as well as popular blogs such as Music Box Artist Consulting & Play It Loud Music.
In 2014, because of his work in this genre, the esteemed Annenberg Space for Photography selected Mark to be part of their slideshow exhibition “Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” which celebrates the pioneers, poets & icons of country music.
Mark's images stand out from the masses with a unique quality, a quality created by a unique style of shooting, an experience that captures the raw essence of his subjects.
In 2012, Mark received two nominations & a Canadian Country Music Award for Album Design of the Year, his second in the category since 2009. Mark has also been recognized by the prestigious Photo Review magazine with his selection as a prominent entry in the 2013 Competition, & in 2012 by the California art community, with his placement as a finalist in the Images from a Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show, & worthy of mention in the American Icon Art Competition.
Mark is a Voting Member of The GRAMMY Recording Academy & the American Country Music Association.
Mark is a member of the American Country Music Association & has won a Canadian Country Music Award for Album Design of the Year for both Dean Brody & George Canyon
National Chord proudly supports MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS), & the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA). National Chord looks forward to celebrating the achievements of Canada’s musical talent, generating awareness of their impact, uncovering the stories & relationships between this esteemed collective & their national & international audiences, while ideally inspiring the next generation of Canadian musicians, & thereby building a legacy for tomorrow.
As a photographer specializing in capturing musicians, I feel truly fortunate for the experiences I’ve shared with many artists in locations all over North America. “Life’s What You Make It” is a compilation of select portraits, a tribute & thank you to my family & friends for their belief & support, & to the many artists i’ve had the privilege of capturing moments with throughout my life & career, following my passion for music portrait photography.
Mark provides a multitude of images to fulfill the demand for constant visual updates, while creating a cohesive brand identity that gives tangible form to intangible qualities communicated by his clients.
A Selection of Album, EP & Single Covers
On location with Terraplane Sun in Malibu, CA
Ad Campaign for The Fat Trout Whisky
Featuring Steve Azar
Shot on location in Greenville, Mississippi
Mark's commercial clients include Gibson, Fender & Kramer guitars, as well as Peavey amplifiers. One of his favourite passions is photographing artists with their instruments on location.