MARK CROCKER info@ markcrocker.com.au 613* 0403 417 257
I specialize in portrait and architectural photography, and I also produce images for exhibition and publication. I seek to understand what the client wants to say to their audience, and respond with an image that tells their story.
A remarkable portrait is the outcome of collaboration between the subject and the photographer and so I work with you to create images that celebrate your life and personality.
Prior to the shoot, we will meet to explore the style of image you want, decide whether to shoot on location or in a studio, and discuss what clothes and props might be necessary. I will develop a plan for the shoot from this discussion, including location shots, lighting plan other technical requirements as well as the style of the shoot.
My standard portrait package includes a DVD of all the high-resolution images, my selection of the best shots (edited) and prints to the value of $50.00. This package starts at $380.00 (incl GST).
My architectural photography includes residential, commercial and public buildings. It has been used to promote or document the work of designers, architects, builders and home renovators.
Buildings of all kinds have a strong relationship to light, colour and contrast, and my photography explores the character and drama that these provide.
To this end, I read the design brief prior to any site visit (if this is available), and engage with the architect and client where possible. What is the story of this building? The narrative of the building is explored with the client, and after the shoot, the client views the images on laptop, providing feedback as the shoot progresses.
Visuals often provide focus and cohesion to a publication. Sometimes the role of the image is documentary, sometimes illustrative. My work features in a number of publications. (See below for some examples).
I am experienced in working with a creative team including the author, editor, designer, makeup artist and stylist. I work on location or in a studio. I am equally happy to work alone, transmitting images to the creative team for their feedback.
RACQ, Brisbane City Council, The Powerhouse Museum, China-Australia Development Group Pty LTD, Jeremy Salmon Architect, Queensland Government, Department Premier and Cabinet, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, The Queensland Studies Authority, Toadshow, , Sunshine Coast Regional Council, The Regional Galleries Association of Queensland, Australian Labor Party, SOWN inc, Loani Prior, Bright Films, Gulliver Media.
Wild Tea Cosies (2008) by Loani Prior, published by Simon and Schuster
The Creek in Your Backyard (2010) by Rob Whyte, published by Save Our Waterways Now Inc.
Art in Public Places 2005 -2010, Brisbane City Council
2008 Weeds Calendar published by Save Our Waterways Now Inc.
Images featured in national newspapers including The Age, The Courier Mail
and the West Australian
2013-2015: Portraits of a Tea Cosy, Touring exhibition – Warwick Art Gallery, Sturt Art Gallery (Mittagong), Dogwood Crossing@Miles, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Art Gallery, Stockman’s Hall of Fame (Longreach), Grafton Regional Art Gallery, Craft ACT
2010: Portraits of a Tea Cosy – a digital display of individuals and their tea cosies. The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2010: Museum display images, commissioned for Museum by the Seaside, Bribie Island
2010: 26 images for permanent exhibition design, commissioned for the
Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre