James Deen for TPM

February 21st, 2013

File this under “just another day at the office” — last month Mark shot porn star James Deen for Brazilian magazine TPM. You may recognize his name from a recent New York times articles and several TMZ posts chronicling life on set with Lindsay Lohan during the filming of The Canyons. Or you may recognize him from one of the 1,300 films he has appeared in — we won’t judge. Click here for a behind the scenes video from the shoot.

Hair, Hair, Hair!

January 18th, 2013

It’s all about hair in the February issue of Glamour magazine. Check out some of my backstage pics from fashion week — hard to believe the F/W shows are right around the corner!

Color Blind for Foam Magazine

January 16th, 2013

Check out my photos for story Color Blind in this month’s issue of Foam! My first for the magazine. We had a blast working with Kristin Heitkotter (hair), Anthony Merante (makeup), and styling team JAK (Jessica and Kelly) and Taylor was super fun and easy to shoot. Looking forward to future collaborations!

Least Among Saints

January 15th, 2013

Last summer we worked with Martin Papazian on a poster image for his debut film then Least Among Saints, which was released in October. Papazian is the writer, director and lead actor in a film about Veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian) as he returns home to the remnants of his former life. Dealing with the trauma and aftermath of war, Hayward feels trapped and uncertain about his future, but when his troubled ten year-old neighbor Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu) calls out for help both of their lives turn for the better. Read more here.

Least Among Saints deals with a very real topic — post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in returning Veterans. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is believed to occur in 11-20% of Veterans that served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, 10% of Desert Storm Veterans and 30% of Vietnam Veterans. Statistics are limited to information gathered from documented cases; many Veterans with PTSD never seek counseling. The Least Among Saints team full supports and honors all returning Veterans and their families — an extensive list of organizations that offer services to Veterans can be found on the official movie website.

 

Rose Costa, model

January 7th, 2013

 

 

Mark met up with model Rose Costa a few weeks ago to shoot some photos of her 9 months pregnant. You would never know the 24 year old Brazilian model was just days away from giving birth to a baby boy on December 14, 2012 from the above photo. She looks great, right? Congrats Rose!

 

 

 

the many faces of…

December 13th, 2012

Or should we say… the many hairstyles of Dove Men’s Care. We sent this out as a direct-mail piece a couple months ago and it has been sitting in the archives ever since so we thought we’d share it with our Internet friends. Enjoy!

APA National Awards 2012

December 11th, 2012

Another contest update — this image from backstage at Sonia Rykiel won Merit Fashion in this years competition! Way to go Mark!

Mariana Ximenes, Actress

December 6th, 2012

Mariana is a popular Brazilian television and movie actress and gorgeous gal. Mark had the opportunity to shoot her during a recent promotional tour in Los Angeles. Here are a few shots from their fun shoot at her hotel. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Mike Del Ponte, Sparkseed

December 4th, 2012

Mike Del Ponte, center, was on his way to priesthood when he realized that the best way to create social change was through entrepreneurship, not volunteerism. So Mike founded Sparkseed, a non-profit that invests in young social entrepreneurs. In 2011 Mobilize.org acquired Sparkseed to help provide even more support to the next generation of entrepreneurs and a greater impact on social entrepreneurship overall.

You can see his latest project, SOMA, on kickstarter HERE

International Photography Awards Winner!

November 30th, 2012

This update is a little delayed, but in new and exciting news Mark’s images won honorable mention in the following categories of the 2012 IPA contest — editorial: sports, fine art: nudes, advertising: fashion, fine art: abstract, portrait and advertising: fashion. Impressive!

 



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