Mark Gardner, of Anacortes, WA, began seriously pursuing the art of photography in 1992 after returning from a trek in Nepal with some accidental but inspirational images of the Himalayas and the Sherpa people. Since then, Mark has honed his craft and his vision through classes, workshops (including some led by Bruce Barnbaum) plus a lot of trial and error in his extensive travels. Building off that experience, Mark transitioned to his next career as a professional photographer in 2006 and is now a full-service provider of studio and location photography to a variety of clients.
Today, Mark photographs nature, culture and people in both color and black & white for client work and personal fun. Mark also loves to experiment with the latest in digital camera technology and in the digital dark room to make images that push the boundaries of traditional photography. He's published coffee-table books on the San Juan Islands, and two editions of a how-to book on outdoor and travel photography with Art Wolfe. His work has been widely published and exhibited in juried art shows.