Mark first became interested in photography as a child when his parents bought him a Kodak Instamatic camera, and years later he bought his first SLR film camera with his first wage packet, and his passion for photography took off.

Mark was a well-respected photographer who built an impressive portfolio. For many years he ran a successful photography business with his wife, offering wedding photography and portraits, alongside completing photography work for the North York Moors National Park brochures and publicity material. After that business success, Mark decided to step away from weddings and concentrate on what he was most passionate about, and that was landscape photography. Mark did his photography part time as he worked full time as a Non-Destructive Test (NDT) Inspector, looking for faults and flaws in the welding of metal structures. He spent 18 months (2018-2020) in the Royal Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth in Devon where he inspected our naval submarine fleet. This gave him opportunity to experience Devon living, spending every weekend walking the South West coast path and exploring Devon and Cornwall with his trusty camera.  

Mark's photographs have featured in many magazines and in 2019 he won a national competition with his stunning view of the Seven Sisters cliffs and coastguard cottages, near Seaford, East Sussex.

Mark remained passionate about photography right up until his sad death in October 2020.  He died aged only 51. Photography had been his lifelong passion and it became his therapy during his illness. Only days before his death he was on the Yorkshire coast with his tripod and equipment enjoying taking photographs in Whitby. He was a dedicated photographer until the end.

Mark’s Instagram account still exists today and is full of Mark's impressive landscape photography - this is his art that it will live on!