The Photographer: MARK FIELDS ( skip this and go to the image galleries at left if you wish).................
is a graduate of Philadelphia's prestigious The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. As a painter and photographer he has been concerned with using a refined and exacting technique as a way of achieving his imagery. Each body of work is categorized in the menu to the left. Photographs and paintings by Mark Fields are in collections as diverse as those of Christoph Eschenbach, director of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chloe Dao, winner of the hit TV show "Project Runway". His art and photography has been exhibited in over 30 Academic and commercial art Galleries. These include Hous Projects Gallery in NYC and LA in "The Naked Truth"
which included Herb Ritts, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, David La Chapelle and others. Mangel Gallery, The Print Center, Nexus Gallery, The Walt Whitman Center for the Arts, The University City Science Center Gallery, Villanova University, The Phila. Art Alliance, St. Joseph's University and West Chester University and The Fox Art Gallery at The University of Pennsylvania all in the Philadelphia area. Other exhibitions include one person shows in Galleries in North Carolina, New Jersey and in Germany. Mark Fields is now working on the release of his new book of photographs which will feature his Black and White studies of flowers and a selection of these Flower studies is now featured on the website Photography-Now. For three consecutive years his work has been included in the photography auction in NYC sponsored by "Friends Without Borders" held by Phillips De Pury, one of the worlds premier auction houses. In addition to his work as a Fine Art Photographer, his skills are available as a digital retoucher and he offers his masterful skills as a printer to other photographers. When he has time he visits photography exhibitions and comments on then on his Blog Mark Fields Photo Talk. This Blog can be accessed through the menu. His commercial photographs of Philadelphia are in numerous corporate collections including the Deloitte Corporation and Drexel University.
About the Photographs:
Mark Fields has successfully transitioned from "traditional" darkroom practices and now embraces the art of fine digital printing. Using state of the art pigment printers and the finest papers from Hahnemuhle and Epson, he creates photographs of a refinement that is self evident. His thoughts about using the digital process in photography are these: "Any camera or method to capture an image is only a device. It is the talent, intelligence and eye of the photographer that creates art, not the device. All photographic methods from Albumen, Platinum, Silver and Digital can create wonderful images and prints. These are processes only: the talent is in the photographer. Photographers can rejoice in the possibilities available today." Detailed information can be found in THE PRINTS using the Menu at left.