©Candice Chase

©Candice Chase




Mark grew up traveling the world, the son of an Air Force pilot. Picking up a camera at the age of 12 he started documenting his travels and knew the camera was the way to explore the world.

At the age of 18, he was accepted to Brooks Institute of Photography and graduated with honors in 1982. Shortly after graduation he moved to New York City to work as a stills assistant for some of the major commercial photographers of that time. Moving to the other side of the US to San Francisco, he transitioned into the motion picture industry and worked as a location scout. Directors started to take notice of his photographs and eventually was asked to shoot 2nd unit. Eventually becoming a Director of Photography, Mark joined the International Camera Guild, Local 600 in 1992 and based himself in Dallas, Texas.

Mark has lensed over 200 commercials, documentaries and short films in a multitude of genres. His work has taken him all over the world including Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and New Zealand. Relaxed but focused, he is as comfortable hanging out the door of a helicopter over the North Atlantic ocean as filming the CEO of General Electric.

Dedicated to his craft and bringing the vision of the director to film, Mark is seeking to collaborate with directors that share a passion for filmmaking on a wide range of projects.

Mark loves to give back and volunteers at the Salvation Army helping men transition back into society.



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