Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-TV-Film production. I covered the music scene in Austin for a couple of papers while I was in school. Got my pilot's license my senior year, and joined the Air Force soon after that. Had a career flying night cargo around the world. I covered the EuroMaidan revolution in Kyiv, Ukraine in February 2014, and was injured by two Berkut grenades in the process. Recovered after surgery in Cologne, Germany and writing a book about my experience in Maidan.

 

Now I am just a guy who likes to shoot pictures. My stuff is available as signed archival and museum quality fine art prints.

 

Thanks for stopping by...

Mark

 

Favorite quote:

 

“And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.” Kurt Vonnegut

 

Links:

 

jetPilots.com

My twitter feed: shieldliberty

German media network nTV interview with me in Cologne

Wounded Austin Photographer Smuggled out of Kiev

untapped cities

Postcards from Kiev

Nord Stream II

Nord Stream III

Nord Stream IV

Wikipedia: Press and medics injured by police attacks during EuroMaidan revolution

Kyiv Post

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  • JoinedJuly 2006
  • OccupationAirline Pilot
  • HometownIrving, Texas
  • Current citySpokane WA
  • CountryUnited States
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KKellyS says:

A true patriot, proud father, USAF Veteran, and an amazing photographer. (We won't hold it against him that he is also a pilot) ;-) I, like several others here, am really impressed with Mark's photographic eye and range of style. From portraits to abstracts, landscapes and photojournalism, to candids and post processi… Read more

A true patriot, proud father, USAF Veteran, and an amazing photographer. (We won't hold it against him that he is also a pilot) ;-) I, like several others here, am really impressed with Mark's photographic eye and range of style. From portraits to abstracts, landscapes and photojournalism, to candids and post processing, his images are real works of art. It's a rare privilege to meet someone like Mark whose photography actually reflects the good nature, values, character and spirit of the photographer himself. I am grateful to Mark for his service to our country and proud to call him a friend.

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May 7, 2009
Blaine says:

yeah, Mark and I first noticed each other because we both had the distinct privilege of photographing music at the fabled Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, among other venues, back in the 70's. We proud few. We didn't know each other then, we both just wanted to photo the music scene. Now when I see Mark'… Read more

yeah, Mark and I first noticed each other because we both had the distinct privilege of photographing music at the fabled Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, among other venues, back in the 70's. We proud few. We didn't know each other then, we both just wanted to photo the music scene. Now when I see Mark's extensive image archive of music in the early Austin days I am completely in awe of how often he was in the right place and the right time capturing the best that the Austin Music and Scene had to offer. Jeez, what a pile of treasure!! And he's STILL shooting it!! But that's just one little piece of his work; despite a very full and busy life and career he has still managed to keep his love for creative photography alive. His love of flying has provided the opportunity for a stunning set of aviation images, and his experimental and people pix are awesome. Check it out! (but don't steal it, he's a fierce mofo when protecting his images!) I am always pleased to see what he has been working on and consider myself to be one of his biggest fans. Keep Rocking Mark and following yer Bliss.

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March 5, 2009
Szib says:

Mark is just such a unique person, as I see. And a part of his photos captured the moments of music history: that's why they're invaluable. And that's a really beautiful courtesy that he shared these moments with people who're interested in this kind of music... Just go n' check out his works, they're really impressi… Read more

Mark is just such a unique person, as I see. And a part of his photos captured the moments of music history: that's why they're invaluable. And that's a really beautiful courtesy that he shared these moments with people who're interested in this kind of music... Just go n' check out his works, they're really impressive and magnetic... All I can say is, stay free and keep music in your heart! Greetings from a hungarian fan... Music&love, Sibyll

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March 1, 2008

I think I was first attracted to Mark's photostream with the image "Harvest Moon" - a fascinating montage of Apollo astronauts and a Colorado farmscape. On closer inspection I also realised Mark is a photographer with a broad range of interests, a strong political stand point, and an artists eye for photographic comp… Read more

I think I was first attracted to Mark's photostream with the image "Harvest Moon" - a fascinating montage of Apollo astronauts and a Colorado farmscape. On closer inspection I also realised Mark is a photographer with a broad range of interests, a strong political stand point, and an artists eye for photographic composition. His shot of New York's Grand Central terminal ("From on High") is worthy of a Time or Life Magazine cover. I look forward to seeing Mark's photostream evolve and eagerly anticipate more of his great monochrome work.

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August 21, 2006