If you go to MarkKurtzPhotography.com the first thing you see is a slide show with panoramic views of the region, which immediately capture your attention and pull you into the experience.. And this of course, is why so many clients over the years have contracted with Mark to find the picture perfect moment in time for their needs.. This week, Mark is celebrating 25 years of photography with a special exhibit in the old location of Pink in Saranac Lake.. We caught up with him first at his studio above the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake.. And a little bit later in the day, I caught up with Mark again at his 25th Anniversary Exhibit, where we sat down to talk a bit more about 25 years as a photographer.
An Excerpt From Mark Kurtz’ Website;
For more than 20 years Mark Kurtz has been providing Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and the Adirondack region with outstanding fine art, commercial and wedding photography.
Mark’s gallery of fine art black and white photography, located in downtown Saranac Lake, boasts hundreds of hand-made prints and also serves as basecamp for his commercial and wedding photography services. He recieved a BFA from Alfred University and has taught photography in high school, college and workshop environments. Mark is one of the founding members of the Adirondack Artist’s Guild, and is widely recognized as one of the Adirondack region’s preeminent artists.
Mark did his first darkroom work in the 8th grade and immediately fell in love with the photographic process. He continued his study of the craft through high school and college. Since then, Mark’s work has been published in countless publications over the past 20 years. He is a regular contributing photographer toAdirondack Life magazine and his work has been featured in Skiing magazine, not to mention countless stunning advertisements and annual reports for regional and national clients alike.
While Mark’s current commercial work is most often in the 21st Century digital format, his black and white fine art photography remains steadfastly film- and darkroom-based. For over 15 years Mark has journeyed through the Adirondacks, along the coast of Maine, into the desert southwest and beyond with the panoramic camera, and therefore the wide-format landscape is most frequently his medium of choice. However, recent explorations into the unique sensibilities of the Holga camera have only added to Mark’s already evocative body of work