"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).
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)
- Origins - Stunning Nature 1,936 photos, 26,005 members
- Faces in Places 26,576 photos, 7,287 members
- Young Photographers Network 72,855 photos, 1,536 members
- AI WEIWEI / 艾未未 2,171 photos, 558 members
- Nikon D3100,D3200, D3300,D5100,D5200,D5300,D7000,D7100 group 928,265 photos, 31,671 members
- Nikon D5200 Group 139,868 photos, 6,781 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,796 photos, 6,363 members
- Canon Imagination 828,928 photos, 22,472 members
- Graves, Tombs And Cemeteries 296,785 photos, 45,296 members
- Creative self-portraits. 215,446 photos, 21,422 members
- I, Me, Mine - Pictures of you 135,131 photos, 7,784 members
- Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade 357 photos, 23 members
- Drumheller 1,021 photos, 114 members
- Zombie Walk Canada 4,468 photos, 304 members
- Star Tracing - Stars Trails In Motion 6,869 photos, 2,089 members
- Flickr Hacks 424 photos, 21,909 members
- Montreal ! Group 64,490 photos, 2,028 members
- silhouette 388,507 photos, 61,478 members
- flickr (unofficial) 5,112,776 photos, 109,017 members
- Theater of Surreal,Weird and Strange /P1/C1 9,294 photos, 752 members
- Banksy 23,631 photos, 21,352 members
- Foto Competition - PLATINUM COMPETITION IS HERE!! 33,396 photos, 5,256 members
- Flickr 11|11|11 2,055 photos, 3,131 members
- toronto zombie walk 10,960 photos, 403 members
- R.I.P Steve Jobs 665 photos, 376 members
- The Challenge Factory - Friendly Photo Contests 100,743 photos, 5,304 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,450,690 photos, 85,001 members
- WTF?? 3,007 photos, 96 members
- Selfportraits and Psychology 27,431 photos, 2,650 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 21,859 photos, 2,452 members
- Jacking Around 7,760 photos, 177 members
- Chariots of Artists - Invite Group - Aw 3 - Post 1 NEW Contest 173,290 photos, 8,515 members
- totally textures 113,947 photos, 9,540 members
- The Textured Landscape (Quality Texturing Only) 18,043 photos, 2,047 members
- Burning Man! 49,093 photos, 5,018 members
- à travers les brumes 12,323 photos, 1,130 members
- Up!!! 9,847 photos, 360 members
- focusschmocus 13,472 photos, 1,890 members
- LONELY OBJECTS GROUP [POST 1, COMMENT ON 2] add tag to comments! 13,836 photos, 2,341 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 14,962 photos, 18,407 members
- Tom Waits 474 photos, 321 members
- All silhouettes and shadows(P1/C2) 17,904 photos, 1,865 members
- Top Photography Group ~ High Quality Photography 30,683 photos, 3,282 members
- Best VIDEOS on Flickr! 23,819 photos, 6,915 members
- Flickr Photographer Profiles Blog 130 photos, 1,943 members
- ALMOST !! 209 photos, 66 members
- 900+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 1,251 photos, 386 members
- Cuba Photos 42,344 photos, 2,719 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 396,124 photos, 25,599 members
- Heavenly-Italy 3,349 photos, 657 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."
August 29th, 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" :)"
June 22nd, 2006
Z 28 says:
"My brother from another mother. I ALWAYS routed for you man."
May 25th, 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!"
May 7th, 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!"
April 25th, 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."
January 8th, 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 !!!"
January 7th, 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."
December 8th, 2005
- May 2005
- Toronto, Canada
- I am: