Mark was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and knew at an early age that art was in his blood. In grade school, many of his highly accurate hand-drawn renditions of study maps were thought to be copies of the originals. At age 12 he was contracted by a law firm to make charts for court room presentations. His attention to detail garnered perfect grades in mechanical drawing classes. However, in his early 20's his hands developed excessive numbness and he could no longer draw. He then decided to turn his attention to photography as his artistic outlet, using a camera to create his images.
In 1978 he started with a second hand camera and home made darkroom, and was able to network himself into various businesses for site photos to be used in publications and brochures. His early work has appeared in Billboard Magazine, won several contests and has been seen in various news publications in the 1980's and 1990's.
In 2007 he moved to Southington and began to photograph the town, it's people and it's landmarks. He volunteered his time to the Southington Historical Society to bring back to life several boxes of glass plate negatives originally photographed by Southington's noted photographer Emerson Hazard. He produced two successful photo calendars of Southington. His work has found it's way onto the cover of Southington Magazine for three issues and into the hearts of thousands of fans via social media.
As well as a successful photographer, Mark is employed full time at Smiths Medical in Southington, and also continues, for over 23 years now, as host of a highly successful radio program, Sock Hop Saturday Night, first on Bridgeport's WICC and now heard# on WLNG 92.1 FM in Sag Harbor, Long Island. He still actively pursues his photographic passion in town and wherever he travels.
This website showcases many of Mark's outstanding images taken over the course of his lengthy engagement in the industry.