Listing Category: Artists
Michael Marks has been making black and white photographs and prints for over 45 years. He focuses on street and documentary photography and uses black and white film and traditional darkroom processes to document and produce touching and sensitive images of people and their surroundings.
He started when he was a kid growing up in Buffalo, NY, with a Kodak Brownie camera his parents gave him.
Michael is largely a self-taught “amateur”, having never attempted to make a living from photography. That said, his work has been exhibited as career and family time would allow and has studied with the likes of John Sexton, Henry Gilpin, Steve, Szabo, Michael Smith, Paula Chamlee and Frank Van Riper.
Several years ago he abandoned a safe existence living in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, for as some like to say “something different”, and moved to Doylestown Pennsylvania. He recently launched a website and writes a weekly blog dedicated to black and white film photography, the magic of the darkroom, and the community that loves it — www.michaelmarksphoto.com.
He has started teaching black and white film photography and darkroom workshops, holding periodic “Photo Chat Get-Togethers” in Doylestown, exhibiting his work again at the Gathering Artist Gallery located at 65 W. State Street in Doylestown, where his is a member, and teaching a course called “Living a Photographic Life” at Delaware Valley University’s Center for Learning in Retirement.
He can be reached by phone at 215-348-9171 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org