"I am a unique individual... just like everybody else."
(From 'I am my Own Best Casual Acquaintance', by Shanti Goldstein, Contemporary Books)
my web site: currently under construction (ya, that's the name)
videos on YouTube
Listen to some of my original music while swimming thru my photostream.
And don't slouch...
Posting my photos on Flickr started primarily as a means to document some of my more recent travels (and a place to stick my photos to save space on my computer!). But attempts at more creative/artistic stuff is trickling in slowly, thanks to the inspirational work of many of my fellow flickr folk.
Previously I worked in a photo studio for 4 years as a printer & doing digital restorations. But I've also learned a thing or two here on Flickr, and am very happy to share ideas with others too. I consider myself an artist (musician 1st, photographer 2nd, other various odds & ends all tied for 3rd), but I currently work as an educator in healh care and am slowly moving towards a career in counselling. I think.
I'll need it.
One group that I admin (not anymore) which I would like to invite people to check out is the
Highly Competitive Flickr 100 Best group. The title is self explanitory.
In November 2005, I started a group called "Before or After" (Not Now), which I think you may find is conceptually a little different from a lot of the groups you'll find on flickr.
Here are 3 more groups I started:
Your Movie Poster
I've been on Flickr since May, 2005. Spring, a good time for new beginnings...
Thanks for dropping by...
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Photos of Mr. Mark (2)
- AI WEIWEI / 艾未未 1,588 photos, 500 members
- Nikon D3100,D3200,D5100,D5200,D7000,D7100 & open to all. 293,015 photos, 16,473 members
- Nikon D5200 Group 15,731 photos, 1,653 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 6,157 photos, 7,116 members
- Canon Imagination 763,759 photos, 19,206 members
- Graves, Tombs And Cemeteries 241,870 photos, 35,224 members
- Creative self-portraits. 218,457 photos, 18,897 members
- I, Me, Mine 127,390 photos, 6,965 members
- Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade 323 photos, 22 members
- Drumheller 1,049 photos, 101 members
- Zombie Walk Canada 3,855 photos, 282 members
- Star Tracing - Stars Trails In Motion 3,094 photos, 1,108 members
- Flickr Hacks 445 photos, 17,726 members
- Montreal ! Group 43,637 photos, 1,716 members
- silhouette 297,733 photos, 41,167 members
- People Portraits 2,332,620 photos, 111,283 members
- flickr (unofficial) 1,558,226 photos, 78,563 members
- Theater of Surreal,Weird and Strange / Invited only /P1/C1 5,910 photos, 614 members
- Banksy 23,956 photos, 21,328 members
- Foto Competition ~ Platinum Coming Soon!! 31,012 photos, 4,980 members
- Flickr 11|11|11 2,168 photos, 3,338 members
- toronto zombie walk 10,276 photos, 400 members
- R.I.P Steve Jobs 672 photos, 388 members
- The Challenge Factory 85,709 photos, 4,855 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,519,422 photos, 67,971 members
- WTF?? 2,671 photos, 88 members
- Selfportraits and Psychology 21,819 photos, 2,411 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 22,668 photos, 2,090 members
- Jacking Around 6,138 photos, 174 members
- Chariots of Artists ~ Award Group P1/A4/ ~ CONTEST "BLEU-BLUE- 186,882 photos, 9,113 members
- totally textures 94,883 photos, 9,246 members
- The Textured Landscape (Painterly Quality Only) 12,103 photos, 1,586 members
- Burning Man! 46,770 photos, 4,200 members
- à travers les brumes 10,855 photos, 1,053 members
- EYE ZOOM ! ESTHETIQUE ! ( INVITE ONLY) 29,787 photos, 5,200 members
- Up!!! 6,234 photos, 284 members
- focusschmocus 14,656 photos, 1,973 members
- LONELY OBJECTS GROUP [POST 1, COMMENT ON 2] add tag to comments! 11,614 photos, 2,242 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 15,585 photos, 19,227 members
- Tom Waits 450 photos, 323 members
- All silhouettes and shadows(P1/C2) 8,462 photos, 1,051 members
- Top Photography Group ~ Monitored Queue ~ P1/C2 13,691 photos, 2,700 members
- Best VIDEOS on Flickr! 22,654 photos, 6,419 members
- Flickr Photographer Profiles Blog 141 photos, 1,955 members
- ALMOST !! 209 photos, 69 members
- 900+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 63 photos, 174 members
- Cuba Photos 22,036 photos, 1,531 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 336,670 photos, 24,089 members
- Heavenly-Italy 2,176 photos, 666 members
- NinianLif's texture addicts 25,605 photos, 3,637 members
"The thing about Mr. Mark is that he is an enigma. No one knows for sure what makes him tick. Be he cuddly or conniving, bemused or bristling, the one they call Mr. will always keep you guessing. Be that as it may, I can tell you a few things I know for sure: Mark is spiritually enlightened. His wit is crafted to the point of absurdity. He is possessed of an almost canine sensuality. And that's good enough for me."
29th August, 2006
"Mark is one of those rare individuals who not only consistently takes great photos, but also offers a lot of encouragement and support to fellow photographers. He is full of suprises, and seems to defy any categorisation. I really admire how resourceful and fresh his approach is, and also am very grateful for all his feedback. Mr Mark's photostream epitomises the phrase ... "watch and learn" :)"
22nd June, 2006
Z 28 says:
"My brother from another mother. I ALWAYS routed for you man."
25th May, 2006
"Mr. Mark is one of the greatest people that I've met here on Flickr. He's got a rockin' personality! He's hilar (that's short for hilarious in case you were wondering)! His photos will brighten your day in an instant (I recommend looking at his box head collage! It's so funny! Oh! Also, check out his comic strip!) Did I mention that he is a great guy??? His work is full of character and full of life. After looking through his photos, you will feel as though you have traveled the world with him! Oh, he's a great guy by the way.
You will never have a boring day with Mr. Mark! I consider myself lucky to have met him here on Flickr. Thanks Mr. Mark for being such a great guy! :) You are an inspiration to us all!"
7th May, 2006
"Mr Mark's photos are fantastic, he's also a great bloke to boot.
You'll find some really outstanding stuff in his stream, and you won't regret leaving him a comment, as he's got a fresh personality, and leaves fantastic comments all over the place! :D
Great work Mr Mark!"
25th April, 2006
jamie B says:
"Forever diplomatic in administering Highly Competitive-Flickrs 100 Best he also provides wonderful photos and insightful commentary. Folks like Mr Mark are what make flickr grand."
8th January, 2006
Yawp Barbarian says:
"Discovery. The bold frontier. Mark's photostream is a wealth of creativity, and exploration of various cultures, travels, and photographic techniques.
Fearless with composition, creative with photoshop, bold and daring in capturing the ordinary moments that surround us. His photos are funny, wickedly awesome, and continually explores different themes, and unique levels of experimentation.
His creativity is constantly evolving and takes the viewer on a wild journey of discovery. A wickedly crazy ride !!!
Simply awesome !!!"
7th January, 2006
Hans Speijer says:
"I just love this guy's photos. Good reviews and good personality. One of the more nice DeleteMe people I know."
8th December, 2005
- May 2005
- Toronto, Canada
- I am: