Mark has always been interested in art and photography, and has taken lots of photographs around Hexham where he grew up in the 1970's and 80's, and in the lake district on camping trips in the mountains.
After studying photography at Derby he returned to Hexham and took many landscapes around Hexham, Swallowship Woods, Devils Water and Hadrian's Wall, with an exhibition in the Moot Hall, Hexham in 1991. Many of the images around Hexham were sepia toned such as Turnbull's Shop in Gilesgate. The Northumbrian landscapes were all medium format colour transparencies.
Mark grew increasingly interested in sunrise, sunsets, dusk and night photography resulting in lots of twilight and moon images. Many of these were taken with a 35mm Nikon and 600m lens.
Mark has taken some images from his travels, having lived in Rwanda, Africa for 2 years, and traveled in Nepal, Indonesia, New Zealand and SW Asia.
He converted to digital in 2005, and took some nice images whilst leading a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Group to Peru, since he now works as a Youth Worker.
The old 35mm Nikon is still very much in the camera bag though!