Photography and art have interested Mark since childhood. He loved music as a teen, and soon landed a job working for disc jockey B. Mitchel Reed at KPPC in Pasadena, CA. It was during a visit to the station by Janis Joplin when he met the photographer Richard Drew. That day kick-started his passion for photography. After taking photography classes at a local college, he was hired as staff photographer by Fred R. Parker, curator of photography at the Pasadena Art Museum. During this time he met and worked with many acclaimed artists. He would spend nights photographing music shows in the Los Angeles area and selling the images to magazines. After three years at the museum he was able to devote all of his attention to music photography.
Mark currently works as a contributing photographer for WireImage and Getty Images in Los Angeles, CA.