Mark Mawson is a talented photographer from England whose works cover a wide spectrum. Mark Mawson photography ranges from celebrity to picturesque landscapes. He is shooting for newspapers, magazines and advedtising agencies. One of Mark’s brightest personal series is ‘Aqueous’ which he has been shooting for the last six years. Aqueous video by Mark Mawson was projected onto the walls of Buckingham Palace in front of The Queen for the backdrop of Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. Today Mark is about to answer the questions about his most popular art project. The interview with Mark Mawson is waiting to be read by you!
AP: Hello, Mark! It is a great pleasure to talk with such a talented person. Tell us about the first steps you made in your creativity.
Mark: The first steps I made in photography when I was as a child. I had a camera in my hands since I was 8 years old. I experimented shooting anything I could find.
AP: And how did you gain new knowledge about the art of photography?
Mark: I read many magazines and books and taught myself all I could about photography.
AP: So, you are self-taught. Well done! As a result, we can see your portfolio which is great. We are amazed with the variety of your art ideas. What inspires you on a daily basis?
Mark: I am inspired by everything I see around me on a daily basis, maybe that’s why my ideas are so varied. Movies, music and art are a huge inspiration to me.
AP: How would you describe your photography? Does photography help you to express your feelings?
Mark: I’m not sure how I would describe my photography. I would rather leave that up to the viewers. I just enjoy creating inspiring and beautiful images. I definitely express my feelings through my work.
AP: Could you tell us about one of your popular series titled ‘Aqueous’? What has inspired you to capture the beauty of underwater creatures?
Mark: I was inspired to create ‘Aqueous’ series by watching milk being poured into cups of coffee I used to drink everyday.
AP: That’s a good example of how daily routine events may become a source of inspiration. We are interested in the process of shooting the series. What kind of equipment and techniques do you use to take pictures?
Mark: For my Aqueous work, I shoot on a Hasselblad H1 with a Phase One digital back. I use the 120mm macro lens. For my underwater work, I shoot on a Canon 5D Mark II in an underwater housing and various wide angle lenses.
AP: Do you have any dream projects? Could you tell our readers about them? How would these dream series look like?
Mark: I can’t think what would be my dream job, every day is different and I enjoy each job for it’s uniqueness.
AP: Is there anyone who gives you support you in your creativity?
Mark: My family is the people who give me support in my creativity.
AP: Could you give any piece of advice for those who try to discover their talent and cultivate it?
Mark: My advice would be to choose something that you are passionate about and stick with it.
Mark, we are grateful to you for spending time with us. We wish you great inspiration and new achievements in photography. We hope we’ll see new marvellous series by you in the nearest future. To learn more about Mark Mawson photography feel free to visit his web-site and Facebook page.