Hello, welcome to my blog! I’m an amateur photographer that simply has a compulsion to document life as I see it. I’m inspired by all types of photography and often enjoy the works of those that are very different than mine but I do tend to gravitate to the street to document the spontaneity of life with the hope of capturing the essence of my subject. That split second that cannot be duplicated can tell us so much about ourselves.
Photography is an escape for me and this blog serves as my creative outlet that allows me to interact and exchange thoughts with so many great people. I think the only thing that stirs my emotions as much as a captivating photograph is music but that is a whole other story.
Thanks for spending some time on my blog and if you have signed up to follow my posts and/or made any comments it is truly appreciated, I love all the feedback.
All the best & happy blogging to all!
Thank you for following my blog and liking a couple of my posts!
My pleasure. All the best
Surname commits 😉
I think I understand your comment however please elaborate. Thanks for coming by and looking around, hope to see you again. Cheers
Thank you for dropping by at my blogsite and for liking some of m photos. You also have great photos in here 🙂 I’m already a follower 🙂
Have a nice day and Happy New Year!
My pleasure and thank you for the very kind words. All the best & Happy New Year
I love your photos! I guess it reminds me the world is beautiful for those who take time to look closely. Yeah, that probably sounds cliche. Anyway, thank you for sharing your work!
Hi Lilly, thank you very much for taking the time to look around and for your very flattering comment. It’s nice to know you enjoyed my posts :). Hope to see you around at some point in the future. Cheers
Yes, please keep them coming :p and I’d like that
Thank you Mark for liking my post. I’m an amateur too, just love photography when I ger the chance. Fantastic photos on your blog, like a professional.
I’m so glad you like some of my photos. Thank you very much for stopping by and for your gracious comments. All the best
Great work Mark, love seeing your images!
Hey Dave. Your work is fantastic, perhaps one day some of your talent will rub off on me. Thanks for the comment, it means a lot.
Mark, I enjoy your work. You have a great eye for caching the mood on the street. Keep it up!
Hi Pat. You too have some fabulous work on your site. I would highly recommend anyone reading this to check it out. Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving your words of encouragement.
Congratulations on your excellent work.
Hi Marcelo. Coming from such a talented photographer as yourself this is a very nice compliment. Speak to you soon.
Greetings from New England-
Wow. You’re photography exemplifies what Kertesz had encouraged. Your social antenna with the camera is wonderful. I just wanted to stop in and say “thanks” for stopping by my blog. I wish you all the best in your pursuits with photography and in the blogosphere…Ciao!
It’s very nice of you to take the time to craft such a great compliment, it means a lot to me. André was a genius! The only thing I have in common with him is his name, I wish I had just a small fraction of his talent but alas I love to take to the street and document things I see. Have a great day and hope to speak again in the near future – all the best to you.
I really like the tone of your black and white photos, Mark! Thumbs up!
Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking time to have a look at my work. I hope we can have further dialog in the future. Btw, you have a very nice blog yourself, some great work. All the best Mark
For sure, Mark. I love discussing photography! It keeps you fresh and clean for new creative ideas and thoughts. Take care
Congratulations on the One Year Mark! Amateur or not, you have produced some beautiful work from what I can see here – I hope you continue to feel passionate about your pastime and eventually end up being able to spend much of your time doing it – and perhaps even generating income that way 🙂
Words of encouragement from awesome people like yourself certainly inspire me to continue and post. I love to make connections with people from all over the planet so it’s been great crossing paths with you and hope for more future exchanges. Ciao!
Mark, your photographs are honest and evocative. I am happy to have found your blog. I will be following along. Such talent… 🙂
Thank you so much for this incredibly kind comment 🙂 I’m so happy to have you along. Have a great day
So many great posts, – I do like Your work!
I’m so happy you enjoyed my posts, it’s really appreciated. You too have a great blog and I look forward to seeing more.
You are building a portfolio of images you can be proud of. Some great moments. Thanks for finding my blog so I could see your work, keep it up.
Thank you very much for having a look around and for leaving a comment on this page. Your blog contains some stunning photography so I’m glad our paths crossed. All the best
many thanks for dropping by, and for following my blog. I’m off to have a ‘looksee’ of your back issues, (don’t worry, ’tis entirely painfree 🙂 …. x
perfect Blog friend,i am glad i visit You, EM
And I’m glad you left this message here, it’s very nice to hear. You run a great blog yourself, lots of great work. All the best.
I’m reading your update… Congrats! 🙂 And you are truly special too.
I wish you a wonderful day!
Hi Malin, what a wonderful compliment, I can’t thank you enough for such incredibly kind words 🙂 You have some incredibly creative and unique work on your blog and I really hope to see more soon. Have a good day today!
Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my photos of Emmetts Garden xx Much appreciated.
It was my pleasure, all the best!
Mark, thanks for taking a look at the Hammer Home Street Photography Project a while back.
Looking forward to seeing more of your work here.
I’m happy you stumbled upon my blog so I can visit yours too…:) some truly amazing photography on your blog, Mark… will be following you with pleasure… btw, love how you have defined your photography hobby as your “escape”.. this is so true and I can totally relate… have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Hi Alexandra, your generous comments and observations are truly appreciated. I’m very thankful you took the time to look at some of my work and comment, this is what makes it all worth while for me. You have a fantastic blog, your photographic “eye” is excellent and you have a tremendous variety of work, it was a pleasure to look at. Hope to speak to you soon – all the best Mark
Mark, great Photography very insperational
Thank you Mike. You too, fabulous photography on your blog.
Just calling over for a tour and to thank you for the follow on my own site. It is great to welcome you aboard and if you have any requests or suggestions just drop me a line. Wow you are a seasoned man having hit the one year mark. Here’s to the next year, MM 🍀
Hi Mark. Pleased you liked my latest portrait. It prompted me to have another look at your blog. You ‘see’ very well. I like your images very much. V.
Your latest portrait was very good indeed and it really does remind me of the great Leonard Cohen. All the best.
Thank you so much Mark for your time visiting my blog, your likes, and the follow. I’ve had a very good impression at a first glance to your blog. I find your photography extraordinary, especially, portraits; simple, but full of content and beauty, and a straight message. The kind of photography I really enjoy, Congrats in advance!
Hi Jaime, It’s very nice of you to take the time to leave such a wonderful compliment 🙂 I really appreciate the time it takes to put your thoughts down and comment, it’s what makes sharing/blogging worthwhile. It was my pleasure to stop by your blog & follow. All the best to you Mark
Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my “Take a seat”.
I really have to do more in B&W 😉
What a pleasure it is to look trough your photo’s!!
My pleasure and thank you for taking the time to look through my work, it’s really appreciated.
Thanks for liking a bunch of my photos on my blog. Have a great day.
Just dropped by to see if there are any news. How is your summer going, Mark? I imagine you are still very busy…
Hi Paula, so nice of you to just drop by and check in 🙂 My summer is going by much too fast and things are still so incredibly busy. I do plan on spending some time this weekend going through some recent work of mine and posting an image. How was your holiday? Did you travel out of country?
what amazing street photography! An thank you for visiting my MM post! I will be back here to view more!!
Thanks you so much, your comments are really appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you around again. It was my pleasure to stop by your monochrome madness post.
Hi Mark, great work here, and I will back to browse more and in the future! thx for subscribing my blog. See you are on the otto list. Nice and well done!
Thank you Chris for the kind words. It was a great honour to make Otto’s list. I’ll see you around however in the meantime have a great day.
Hi there Mark,
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere, your support is greatly appreciated,
Have a great weekend 🙂
Mark, thanks for all the wonderful likes and comments on my posts, followed by your follow! I’m honored that you chose to click that button. I have spent a bit of time browsing through your wonderful photos and I am just enthralled by your captures. I will be revisiting each and commenting, but I wanted to sign on right away so that I won’t miss anything else from you! And I love your header image, by the way – I see why “Pick” resonated with you 😉
Hi Stacy. It was my pleasure to hit follow you have some wonderful work. I’m glad we crossed paths in this wonderful wordpress universe. Have a great day b
Hello Mark, I understand your compulsion to capture moments, that will never be again… and yet we miss so many – don’t we. I love your work – simply stunning! Love the way you capture those street faces – priceless! 🙂
Hi Anica, it’s very nice of you to come over to my blog and check it out 🙂 I’m really glad you like it, street photography is not for everyone but I’m so fascinated by people and their honest and true reflections. You have some great outdoor & scenic photo’s on your blog which I very much enjoyed. Have a great day – Mark
I have just found your blog, and i really like your photos. Some of the portraits are awesome, and they show so much emotion and drama. great work!
This is a great start to my day! It’s very nice of you to comment, I’m so glad you like some of my work and get that sense of emotion. If one of my images can stir some emotion then for me that is the best compliment.
You`re very welcome, I am glad that my comment set off your day well. I dont know too much about photography (yet), because I am an amateur and there is still a lot to learn, but I think the hardest thing in photography is to capture real emotions. I am following your blog now, so looking forward to see more of your images, and get some inspiration.
You’ve changed gravatar again. It is less personal, but also cool.
Hi Paula, a close friend of mine designed the image and I liked it so thought I’d try using it for a while. I’m not 100% certain I will continue to use but for now I’m liking the change. Thank you for noticing though and I’m glad you think it’s still cool although I know it’s not as personal.
Your more than an amateur by what I see here.Lots of great images.
That is very kind of you to say. I do feel that I’ve got so much to learn, I’m so amazed at the incredibly images I come across everyday just hoping I manage to get something that will stir some emotions. Have a great day!
Hi Mark, I just want to notify you about I’ve nominated your for “Liebster Award” because of your great photographical work: http://solaner.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/liebster-award/
Thank you so much for thinking of my blog, I’m very honoured that you would consider nominating me however I respectfully decline. I hope that is okay, I do not mean to offend you. I should have noted on my about page that I’m not comfortable with award nominations however it did not occur to me, I suspect I never anticipated receiving one. Thank you once again and hope to speak with you soon.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, Mark! The quality of your photography is amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing more posts. 🙂
Hi Anita. It was my pleasure. Your “Dreamy View” photo caught my eye, it was very well done. Have a great day
Thanks for stopping by my photoblog. You have some stunning portraits on here, great work.
Thank you! It means a lot to have you on board following my blog.
Your home page was enough for me to fall in love with your photography and to follow you. Amazing photographs 🙂
Wow! You are way too kind, I’m flattered. I really can’t thank you enough for stopping by and having a look around. Hope to speak to you soon. All the best Mark
Pleasure is all mine. And thanks to you too Mark 🙂
Lovely blog you have! And thank you for following mine. Photography is a great way to escape the daily routine. It taught me to look at beauty much more.
Keep up the great work!
Have a great weekend,
It is indeed a great escape. It teaches us to look at our surroundings in a very different way. Your comments have been a great way to start my day. I Look forward to talking soon. Btw, it was my pleasure to follow your blog.
Thank you 🙂 I am looking forward to your future posts!
Hi Mark. Many thanks for you comment and question (which I have answered) on my raindrops picture. We seem to have something in common as apart from photography another passion of mine is music. As I commented on another blog recently, I’m really attracted to street photography but so far, with one exception, have never been very happy with my attempts at it.
Welcome to my blog fellow music and photography lover. Thank you for having a look around and for deciding to follow. I’m always very humbled when someone takes a few moments to leave a few words/comment.
Hi, and thank you for liking one of my posts. Sometimes, a moment simply needs to be caught, with a camera or a pen, to capture the essence, bringing back the feeling one experienced at a deeper level. The world speaks to us in all things, through our feelings, our intuition. I think you have a good eye for that.
You are very welcome! Thanks for your great perspective and thoughts, it’s very much appreciated. Have a great weekend.
I was here !! I love photos from life and about life, faces are very interesting…unusual…special…bat where is..YOUR face?? I think here in the blog-world it’s important to look each other, face to face….to see …to smile and to be mutual and visual friends !! nice to meet you !!
And thank you for being here and having a look around 🙂 I love to capture people in what I would call their true state of being, it tells us so much yet for some reason I’m not always so fond of showing mine. I have in the past and will again but for now i’m using this image because a good friend of mine designed it and I really like it. It is really nice to meet you and I hope we have further dialogue in the future. All the best to you
hope to ” see” you here!’
Nice to see your new smiley gravatar Mark 🙂 What Canon do you shoot with?
Hi Paula, I’m always so hesitant to show an image of myself, not sure why? But thought it would be nice to show one that isn’t so serious. I use a rather old Canon 40d but honestly it’s been on the shelf a lot lately. I mainly use an Olympus OM-D EM-5. For my style of work it’s the perfect camera to use and it takes gorgeous photo’s, I just love it.
Hallo! Thank you for following my photography blog.Kind regards from Austria.