"One of my favourite memories as a child was being in airports and on planes travelling from place to place. It was like we were always going somewhere new and mysterious."

Moving around the world several times, never staying in one place for more than a few years, gave Mark an understanding of different environments and their cultures. 

Mark's approach comes from an underlying fascination with people and their interaction with the environment. He has an uncanny knack of capturing the layers of beauty that exist everywhere around us. "I am an avid people watcher. When I'm out in the street, or even just day to day, I'm constantly seeing beautiful and interesting images and stories in my head."

Recently visiting Fukushima to shoot a photo essay, Mark interviewed locals that had been displaced from their houses by the events of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster. "The opportunity to speak with the locals, to hear them recount the events of the day and the following years since was something I will never forget. Everyone has a right to have their stories told."

Aside from street and documentary photography, Mark is equally well versed at creating engaging environmental portraits, or capturing architecture from a unique perspective. He has shot for many brands including Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and Samsung. 

Transitioning to digital for client work, he still enjoys shooting all of his personal projects on 35mm & medium format film.

Mark was recently the winner of Capture Magazine's "Australasian Top Emerging Photographer Award 2018" in the Travel category.

"I love the ability that photography gives me to tell a story. Especially when that story has a connection to the world that we live in. I feel this enjoyment every time I shoot."  

© 2017 Mark Forbes.
Using Format