Mark Hilliard, Atelier…
A Landscape, Wildlife & Fine Art Photographer for 50 years, Mark has extensively traveled the world chasing his photographic visions. Mark runs The Lens Work Gallery in Pawleys Island where he specializes in fine art nature photography. He also runs a Gicle’e printing service and a photographic training center where he teaches 15 different photographic workshops & seminars! He also leads several photographic excursions each year to hidden treasures of the southern east coast!
Mark shoots 70% digital and 30% film from 35mm to 4×5. While the digital work is fun and capable, the film work is where is true passion can be found while working in B&W and Infrared. An average of 10 to 12 rolls of 120 film pas through his darkroom every Sunday.
Mark is known in the Low Country of South Carolina as a Master Gicle’e printer.
- Sony A7rii camera system with assorted Sony/Zeiss lenses.
- Leica M Monochrom B&W Digital Rangefinder
- Leica M 240 Color Digital Rangefinder
- Fuji X100s 800nm Infrared (I love rangefinders!)
- Leica M7
- Voigtlander Bessa IIIW 120
- Shen Hao 4×5 Field Camera
- Many 1950 – 1970s Film Rangefinders that have be restored.
When asked about his philosophy on nature photography he says: “I tend to concentrate on the smaller, secret side of nature that most people overlook, a different view on the world that surrounds us each and every day. I work in color but Black & White and Infrared photography have a special place in my heart; they tend to show a different view of things we pass by every day. I look at my photographs as portraits of nature rather than pictures, and I often spend hours with a single subject.”
Mark’s photography is widely published in many national and local papers and magazines. He has won numerous national awards and competitions. He is an active member of Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA) and a past board member, as well as the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) where he is currently serving on the Fine Art Commitee.
Mark manages several popular photography groups on FaceBook, Infrared Photography, Van Dyke Brown Printing, Digital Negatives For Contact Printing, Leica Long Exposures and Low Country Film Photography. Please visit them if they have any interest for you. They are ALL educational based groups.
For any further information, please contact mark at email@example.com.