Mark’s elegant and ageless images within a snapshot aesthetic predominantly focus on portraiture.  He has a bold confidence in his own style developed from experimenting in his darkroom, and is driven by a compulsion to make valid and authentic work.  His personal work treats analogue images as photo-objects, playing with the refinements in context and meaning implied by printing choices – adding borders, ripping edges, showing test strips and creases, folds and dust.  Mark is influenced by vernacular photography and spontaneous portraiture, drawn to the beauty in the pensive moment, elusive emotional states and occasional humour.  His art practice gives a depth and substance to the rigours of effective commercial, editorial image-making and he enjoys the dialogue between the two.

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Mark’s elegant and ageless images within a snapshot aesthetic predominantly focus on portraiture. He has a bold confidence in his own style developed from experimenting in his darkroom, and is driven by a compulsion to make valid and authentic work. His personal work treats analogue images as photo-objects, playing with the refinements in context and meaning implied by printing choices – adding borders, ripping edges, showing test strips and creases, folds and dust. Mark is influenced by vernacular photography and spontaneous portraiture, drawn to the beauty in the pensive moment, elusive emotional states and occasional humour. His art practice gives a depth and substance to the rigours of effective commercial, editorial image-making and he enjoys the dialogue between the two.

Mark Peckmezian was born in 1985 in Toronto and graduated from Ryerson in 2010, releasing his first book, Photographs & Pictures, as an artist’s edition the same year.  Mark has also exhibited in Cologne and Berlin. In 2011 Mark was nominated Best New Creative Talent at the National Magazine Awards (Canada) and in 2013, received Portrait of the Year.

Selected publications include Dazed & Confused, POP, Noon, Document, Vogue Me, AnOther & AnOther Man, Double, Purple, Vogue Hommes, Holiday, The Gentlewoman, M Le Monde ,T Magazine, Fantastic Man, and Near East. Working with stylists Charlotte Collet, Vanessa Reid, Tom Guinness, Nell Kalonji, Mattias Karlsson, Clare Richardson, Agata Belcen, Delphine Danhier and Geraldine Saglio.

Clients include Hermes, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney, Self-Portrait, COS, Melinda Gloss, Nicole Farhi & Victoria Beckham to name a few.

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