Mark Boyle

04.04.2012 in22:56 in Landscapes -->


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My name is Mark Boyle and I live in Perth, Western Australia.

Photography is a hobby for me these days which I try to fit in between a full-time job and my family. Unfortunately this means I don’t get a lot of time to take pictures.

I used to work as a professional photographer many years ago but never could commit to it as fully as I needed to. Probably because I have always been interested in taking pictures for myself and not for other people.

Why do I take photographs?

I guess it enables me to always see the world around me as though it was for the first time. It is always fresh with new things to see everywhere. I think as we grow older we tend to notice less and less of the world around us, it all becomes familiar and unsurprising. Photography prevents this and lets me see the world as a child does with wide eyes and a sense of wonder.

Mark started taking photographs when he was in school and it is probably the one thing that has consistently been apart of his life since. He studied fine art photography at the Photography Studies College in Melbourne in his early twenties. Graduating with a high distinction.

After a short hiatus Mark embarked on a career as a commercial photographer which lasted for about ten years. During that time he learnt a lot about being a professional photographer and found much of it was killing his passion for photography.

For the past twelve years Mark has been working in the web development and web project management industry while continuing to pursue his photography as an important personal outlet.

WHY DOES MARK TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS?

It enables Mark to always see the world around him as though it was for the first time. It is always fresh with new things to see everywhere. Mark said “I think as we grow older we tend to notice less and less of the world around us, it all becomes familiar and unsurprising. Photography prevents this and lets me see the world as a child does with wide eyes and a sense of wonder.”

MONOSCAPES These images are a collection of Mark’s landscape work over many years. Some are from his days before digital photography and others are more recent. However, hopefully they all reflect his love of form, composition and light.

Monoscapes…