"The potential for a beautiful image is all around us. Whether we take a drive in the countryside or walk along the beach, the subjects are there. The artist needs to find the subjects, sort out the compositional elements and arrange them so they work together in harmony.
In basic form, my creation of a photograph begins by determining the subject, positioning the camera and clicking the shutter. Once the image is recorded, I process it either chemically (film) or in my digital darkroom. This is where the magic begins, making the image come to life. It's here, where I make the necessary changes and emphasize where I need to. What drives me to create artwork? The creative process itself. I enjoy going out in the field with my equipment to explore new places and to experiment with new ideas. I love creating artwork for myself and for others to enjoy!"
“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams
Born in 1959, Mark has been a lifelong resident of upstate New York. His lifelong passion for photography began at the age of 18 when he purchased his first 35mm film camera. Soon after, he began processing his own prints in his darkroom. Although Mark still uses film occasionally, he primarily uses digital and has instructed himself in the use and potential of the digital darkroom.
Mark worked as a materials specialist for a research laboratory where he created scientific images of his work, using a scanning electron beam microscope. His images have appeared in several scientific publications.
Pohl's photographic work focuses on the creative process itself. He enjoys getting out with his equipment and exploring new places and experimenting with new ideas.