this is a photographer friend of mine who spent the course of three years at the academy of art along side of me. he is talented at lighting and especially talented at photoshop manipulation. i enjoy his concepts and ability to make the model so comfortable behind the camera. that is a huge challenge when shooting. once the technical issues are learned, such as lighting, then the next obstacle is creating a connection between the model and the camera. everyone has their own techniques as to how to engage the subject of the photograph. mark was a master at this. unfortunately, mark has moved back to taiwan to pursue his photographic career, but we will see him back in sf again, hopefully soon. he is missed.