|Mark Robert Halper is passionate about everything he does. A commercial photographer for over fifteen years, Mark has built a successful career in a very competitive field by bringing a consistent vision to a very diverse client base. As a people, still life and architectural photographer, for clients that range from magazines to ad agencies, he thrives on the variety in the projects he tackles. âEvery day is something different doing exactly what I love.â Mark says, and he wouldnât have it any other way.
What stays the same is Markâs approach. âI take out everything that isnât absolutely necessary, until the only elements that remain are those which are entirely essential; the best photographs are usually the simplest.â âItâs about getting something honest out of who Iâm shootingâ and even the most challenging personalities come across as relaxed in his images. Not surprisingly, Mark has found himself with an ever increasing amount of celebrity work. âSometimes you only have five or ten minutes for one setup, the idea is to turn that hurried energy into something dynamic that comes across on camera.â
Mark has a particular talent for arriving on location and making great images with what is on hand, based on what needs to be communicated. In fact, most of the images on this website were not planned out in advance.
Mark has his own perspective, both visually and philosophically. âWhen Iâm setting up, people often donât understand what Iâm doing and thatâs how I know Iâm on the right track. When they see the test images they get this quizzical look on their face, as if theyâve never before seen that particular corner of their own office or home. Then they smile. They see something that can only be communicated visually. They see what I see; Iâve influenced the way they look at the world.â
Clients have often commented on Markâs âboundless energyâ and âenthusiasmâ. Mark credits his success to an absolute passion for what he does and a highly proactive approach to every aspect of his work. âIâm always working to evolve, Iâve even let go of keeping up a conventional portfolio; my website, studiomark.com, can show a much greater variety of work and doesnât need to be shipped. One of the best things about what I do is that there is always room to grow. Iâm never going to retire, what would be the point?â
When not creating images of beautiful woman and titans of industry for some of the world's most respected business and publications, Los Angeles based Photographer Mark Robert Halper moonlights as an international jewel thief and a spy. Find out more about how you can support Mark's plans for world domination at studiomark.com.