About the Book
Presenting Greg... This book is the result of 3 outings with Greg, all within a 9 month period. Each day was full of surprises - I hope you enjoy this photographic journey as much as I enjoyed capturing it!
Day 1: Greg was just 18. He arrived with 2 pair of low-rise pants, and a couple of T-shirts, and that was it. The clothes hardly entered into the shoot anyway.
Day 2: A duo shoot with Greg and CJ. They hit it off as soon as they met, talking about music, cars, school... For me, the day was a bit like chasing two puppies around while they played - hard to keep up with, but a whole lot of fun!
Day 3: Late summer found us shooting together again for the 3rd time... another solo shoot, but this time out in nature.
(I first printed "Greg" in 2007, and it has always been my most popular book. I've learned a lot about printed and editing in the last 5 years though, so I wanted to do better by Greg - his images deserved it! This new 2nd edition is greatly expanded; new brighter editing, new layouts, and 20% more photos! Enjoy!)
Photography is my art, and one branch of that art is working with the male physique. The shapes, contours, tones, and textures. A sculptural element. How light plays across a muscle, or reflects in the hair. A glint in the eye. A playful moment. How the figure relates to, or contrasts with, the surroundings. The mimicking of shapes. The strength of man mirrored in the environment - the relationships that are captured. A moment in time. A sexy moment in time... I've been lucky... my work has captured some attention recently. There have been a couple of exhibits, inclusion is several anthology photography books, and even a few Magazine covers. Don't get me wrong - I love that attention, but it's not why I create. I create for me, and for the models. I create to push myself - to think about things differently, to see things in a new light. And now I am creating for you - I hope you enjoy this look into my world! -Mark