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El Mirage, CA
Mark is based in
Los Angeles and loves to shoot on location, especially in the California desert.
Wish You Were Here
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Photographed at El Mirage, California
that life is what you make it
in the power of positive thinking and our ability to harness the power of Manifestation
in a strong work ethic
in the power of a plan and working that plan
we can learn something from everyone
in the power of kindness
it’s my purpose to create portraits that capture the unique essence I’m able to see in each person I photograph
everyone has an inner rock star, it’s just a matter of capturing it
I love to work with people that work hard and are willing
to learn and implement what they learn to succeed. I mentored with one of the world’s most talented fashion photographers and artists. I watched him become one of the most successful artists of the modern era due to his hard work, perseverance and being able to think ahead.
I’m often asked about my creative
process, or how I come up with my
creative vision for a shoot. My
process is hard to put into words
though. The best way to describe it I guess, would be that I work
A lot of what I love about my work is meeting the Client, either beforehand or on the Session day. Almost immediately I’m able to sense an inner quality about them that would be best to present to the world, that encapsulates their unique value. I’m not sure how I’m able to do this, though it’s one of the most exciting aspects that makes me look forward to every shoot, and also ensures that each shoot is unique.
Also, I love shooting on location. A lot of my work that looks like it’s been shot in a studio is usually outdoors against a backdrop:
“Mark mixes natural lighting with interesting cultural aesthetics, playing with urban textures...”
Owner Across the Universe Records
I really enjoy having an experience
or adventure with my Clients,
something unforgettable that we can
share forever, and remember when
we look back on the photos. Images
to me, are about capturing a moment
in time, and it seems fitting that the
moment we choose to capture be
“Mark Maryanovich for your
absolute brilliance in photography.
Your eyes really are the gateway
to your imaginative mind that
sees what the average person,
like myself, doesn’t. You make that
happen on film. I can’t explain
how much I admire your ability
and what an experience we had in
Vegas, Death Valley Junction
and Furnace Creek in the heart of
Death Valley. Surreal to say the
least, like out of a movie and
something we have that we can
be reminded of in the pictures.”
Death Valley, California
It also sometimes helps when Clients
send me photos they like or are
inspired by, either images of mine
from my website, or ones they’ve
found online. This can help ensure
we’re all on the same page in terms
of the looks we’re going for.
Also, sometimes really interesting things can happen when I know a little bit about your interests. For example, when researching country artist George Canyon for his album release, I discovered he’s an aviation buff and pilot. I took him to an air museum and he thoroughly enjoyed the day, being surrounded by vintage aircrafts. Our work ended up being nominated and winning a CCMA Award for Album Design of the Year.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
“A great job, as usual, lots of cool shots, I think the photos look great, thanks
for everything. I really appreciate it. Best, Jonathan”
Owner, 604 Records
While I like to start with a loose
plan, I also like to stay open to what
occurs naturally and in the moment
on the shoot day. This way, each
shoot truly becomes a one of a kind
experience that I can tailor to each
of my Clients.
My Clients generally find me very easy to work with, and I keep my directions simple and easy to follow. I’ll guide you in posing and make sure you look your best.
“Hi Mark! The pics look
Thank you so much for coming
out to the middle of nowhere
and making me look awesome!!
SUCH a pleasure working
with you and I really hope we
can do it again sometime!
All the best!:)”
Port Perry, Ontario
Other than that, I’m a big believer in
trust and energy, and being open for
a bit of an adventure. Maybe it’s
these things that enable me to
capture the intangible personal
qualities I see.
Or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work with so many phenomenal people throughout the years. Their honest goodness is undeniable and possibly can’t help but express itself in front of a lens. Maybe we just find ourselves in the right environment to capture it.
A portion of every Session is donated to
Eden Reforestation Projects. Eden is a 501(c)3 international nonprofit that is committed to alleviating extreme poverty and restoring healthy forests in Madagascar, Haiti, Nepal, Indonesia, Mozambique and beyond.
• Alleviating extreme poverty by hiring local villagers to grow, plant and guard large-scale forests restoration sites
• Providing a consistent income to poverty stricken communities encouraging economic growth
• Restoring the environment through reforestation efforts, improving fisheries, agriculture and carbon sequestration