I found my passion as a photographer on Cape Cod Bay in the winter of 2010. With my Blackberry, I snapped a photo while meditating on a glorious sunset over the still water. It was a crisp evening and I felt so blessed to see, to truly see, that kind of beauty. Something “clicked” in me, too. I subtly began to realize the truth about what’s really important in life—something that I’d always known deep inside but had somehow buried. The sense of hope that I thought I’d lost along with everything else slowly began to resurface. With it came a profound sense of peace that a new dawn was about to break.
From then on, my soul has been my guide. As a photojournalist, I deeply feel an imperative to extrapolate and capture slices of life through the prism of the heart. I am a vessel, with Spirit and the wisdom of my ancestors moving through me.
Beauty and metaphor are everywhere. I am most drawn to “scapes” – land, sea and city – although fashion, celebrity and music fascinate me, as well—anything that is spontaneous and un-staged. My photos have been described as simplistic, pure and emotive of spirit. I feel honored that my work has been compared to Ansel Adams. Whether shooting landscapes, movie dockets, fine art portraits, CD covers or impromptu people images, I am a naturalist.
Inspiration finds me in the oddest places: whether lost in the middle of a cotton field near my childhood homes of Georgia and Alabama, or shooting a CD cover in New York City for an up-and-coming world musician.
Photojournalist for Boston City Paper. Weekly page titled Boston City Scenes by Mark Person. Check it out…
Live interview of my photography on BNN-TV in Boston. Check it out…
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