"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 1,953 photos, 25,907 members
- Faces in Places 26,550 photos, 7,290 members
- Young Photographers Network 66,996 photos, 1,451 members
- AI WEIWEI / 艾未未 2,133 photos, 555 members
- Nikon D3100,D3200, D3300,D5100,D5200,D5300,D7000,D7100 group 884,058 photos, 30,719 members
- Nikon D5200 Group 131,614 photos, 6,551 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,823 photos, 6,419 members
- Canon Imagination 835,271 photos, 22,401 members
- Graves, Tombs And Cemeteries 293,066 photos, 45,024 members
- Creative self-portraits. 214,772 photos, 21,316 members
- I, Me, Mine - Pictures of you 135,192 photos, 7,750 members
- Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade 357 photos, 23 members
- Drumheller 1,025 photos, 113 members
- Zombie Walk Canada 4,465 photos, 304 members
- Star Tracing - Stars Trails In Motion 6,625 photos, 2,033 members
- Flickr Hacks 424 photos, 21,864 members
- Montreal ! Group 62,743 photos, 1,995 members
- silhouette 383,958 photos, 60,802 members
- flickr (unofficial) 4,828,081 photos, 106,636 members
- Theater of Surreal,Weird and Strange /P1/C1 9,054 photos, 751 members
- Banksy 23,677 photos, 21,371 members
- Foto Competition - PLATINUM COMPETITION IS HERE!! 33,307 photos, 5,252 members
- Flickr 11|11|11 2,064 photos, 3,142 members
- toronto zombie walk 10,969 photos, 402 members
- R.I.P Steve Jobs 665 photos, 377 members
- The Challenge Factory - Friendly Photo Contests 99,621 photos, 5,195 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,497,552 photos, 84,219 members
- WTF?? 2,992 photos, 96 members
- Selfportraits and Psychology 26,975 photos, 2,632 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 22,222 photos, 2,434 members
- Jacking Around 7,702 photos, 177 members
- Chariots of Artists - Invite Group - Aw 3 - Post 1 173,945 photos, 8,557 members
- totally textures 113,054 photos, 9,512 members
- The Textured Landscape (Quality Texturing Only) 17,744 photos, 1,991 members
- Burning Man! 48,939 photos, 4,955 members
- à travers les brumes 12,048 photos, 1,114 members
- Up!!! 9,461 photos, 356 members
- focusschmocus 13,490 photos, 1,890 members
- LONELY OBJECTS GROUP [POST 1, COMMENT ON 2] add tag to comments! 13,742 photos, 2,338 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 15,004 photos, 18,460 members
- Tom Waits 470 photos, 322 members
- All silhouettes and shadows(P1/C2) 17,152 photos, 1,824 members
- Top Photography Group ~ High Quality Photography 27,258 photos, 3,211 members
- Best VIDEOS on Flickr! 23,217 photos, 6,879 members
- Flickr Photographer Profiles Blog 130 photos, 1,947 members
- ALMOST !! 209 photos, 66 members
- 900+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 959 photos, 357 members
- Cuba Photos 40,655 photos, 2,616 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 389,966 photos, 25,457 members
- Heavenly-Italy 3,305 photos, 658 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: