Mark Stetler's life and career in photography span more than twenty years. Born in Cleveland, Stetler studied photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he earned a BA as well as top academic and best portfolio awards. Seeking to further his education he moved to New York in 1993 to attend NYU. While in New York he soon began assisting many of the worlds most respected photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark and Richard Avedon. Inspirational relationships with Avedon and others led to creative ventures of his own in landscape, portraiture and fashion, fields where he currently shoots for clients worldwide.
Stetler's fine art and portraiture work has gained recognition through the Kontinent Award Fine Art Project 2013, Graphis Gold Award Top 100 Photographers 2013 and 2014, PDN/Mamiya’s Emerging Photographer's Award and the publication of his images of September 11th shot from the rooftop of his studio near the World Trade Center. Numerous exhibitions of his work have followed.
Landscapes shot in and around Charleston, SC where Stetler currently resides have inspired a new body of work combining his affinity with nature with his fascination with the pinhole camera to create enigmatic images shot “without glass”.

My interest in photography began at a very early age. Long drives in the family auto led to countless mental photographs as the Midwestern landscape blurred by. While my modern photographic processes tend to capture small moments of time, the pinhole takes larger spans of time and extracts these moments into a single image. The pinhole camera can readily incorporate time and motion into this lengthy exposure provoking associations with memory, time, or dreams. The camera absent of a technical lens transfers the reality of these moments into a dynamic play of light and shadows. This relationship both chemical and physical presents itself in the changes of light and objects.
My interest in the ocean and the coastal environment seek to involve the viewer to restore our connections to the sea.
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re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

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ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

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ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

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ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

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ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

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ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

http://www.markstetler.org/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=6
ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

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ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

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ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

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ab·strac·tion [ab-strak-shuh n] the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
re·port·age [ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]  an account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation.

LightBox Photographic Gallery

The Photographic Nude 2014

This 4th annual juried exhibit explores the artistic and creative view of the body and it’s form. Celebrating the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles, we welcome the timeless elegance of a classical study, while also encouraging alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude. LightBox is honored to have Mark Sink as juror for this exhibit.

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I’m showing in Times Square! Now you can help me take over the entire 25-story billboard

This one image is part of a new and important series I am working on to help me explore the dozens of images I shot during the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept 11, 2001. The original images, both individually and as a body of work, are both powerful and disturbing and for years have been very hard for me to view. What I am attempting to do with the images I shot that day is to convey how I felt and what I saw in a more abstract and personal pov. By scanning the the original negative, Isolating portions of the image, and then rephotographing (on film) powerful sections of the image, I feel I am bringing to the viewer what I recall seeing and feeling on that morning just two blocks from my studio in lower Manhattan……

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I’m showing in Times Square! Now you can help me take over the entire 25-story billboard…..