"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 1,886 photos, 24,617 members
- Faces in Places 26,130 photos, 7,220 members
- Young Photographers Network 33,775 photos, 1,064 members
- AI WEIWEI / 艾未未 1,850 photos, 538 members
- Nikon D3100,D3200, D3300,D5100,D5200,D5300,D7000,D7100 group 671,033 photos, 27,294 members
- Nikon D5200 Group 92,955 photos, 5,371 members
- Your Best Shot 2012 5,900 photos, 6,570 members
- Canon Imagination 855,996 photos, 22,040 members
- Graves, Tombs And Cemeteries 276,102 photos, 41,921 members
- Creative self-portraits. 210,643 photos, 20,664 members
- I, Me, Mine - Pictures of you 132,882 photos, 7,559 members
- Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade 349 photos, 22 members
- Drumheller 1,018 photos, 109 members
- Zombie Walk Canada 4,270 photos, 301 members
- Star Tracing - Stars Trails In Motion 5,648 photos, 1,848 members
- Flickr Hacks 439 photos, 20,391 members
- Montreal ! Group 54,866 photos, 1,847 members
- silhouette 361,842 photos, 54,939 members
- flickr (unofficial) 3,608,742 photos, 98,136 members
- Theater of Surreal,Weird and Strange /P1/C1 7,862 photos, 703 members
- Banksy 23,992 photos, 21,402 members
- Foto Competition - Come Join Us!! 32,345 photos, 5,201 members
- Flickr 11|11|11 2,087 photos, 3,188 members
- toronto zombie walk 11,080 photos, 409 members
- R.I.P Steve Jobs 670 photos, 379 members
- The Challenge Factory - Friendly Photo Contests 94,113 photos, 5,081 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,638,457 photos, 79,612 members
- WTF?? 2,893 photos, 93 members
- Selfportraits and Psychology 25,937 photos, 2,584 members
- Photographer's Choice~Hall of Fame (Invitation) 22,320 photos, 2,315 members
- Jacking Around 7,185 photos, 173 members
- Chariots of Artists-InviteGroup - Award First 3-Post 1/Contest N 175,553 photos, 8,687 members
- totally textures 107,077 photos, 9,406 members
- The Textured Landscape (Quality Texturing Only) 15,899 photos, 1,839 members
- Burning Man! 48,485 photos, 4,693 members
- à travers les brumes 11,717 photos, 1,085 members
- EYE ZOOM ! ESTHETIQUE ! ( INVITE ONLY) 30,257 photos, 5,895 members
- Up!!! 8,450 photos, 331 members
- focusschmocus 13,871 photos, 1,904 members
- LONELY OBJECTS GROUP [POST 1, COMMENT ON 2] add tag to comments! 13,198 photos, 2,305 members
- Your Best Shot 2009 15,160 photos, 18,684 members
- Tom Waits 458 photos, 320 members
- All silhouettes and shadows(P1/C2) 13,645 photos, 1,516 members
- Top Photography Group ~ High Quality Photography 18,456 photos, 2,925 members
- Best VIDEOS on Flickr! 21,951 photos, 6,667 members
- Flickr Photographer Profiles Blog 134 photos, 1,955 members
- ALMOST !! 209 photos, 67 members
- 900+ Faves 1-2-3 (Post one,Comment and Fave two) 272 photos, 267 members
- Cuba Photos 32,701 photos, 2,174 members
- *Nature* (2 Comments/Photo W/Code) 364,236 photos, 24,828 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: