I've know Mark Byron a couple years now, first met him when he was shooting pictures at the Gateway Quater Summer Celebration in OTR. I've been a big fan of his ever since, his photos always inspire me to be a better photographer. Do you remember back in October on Rhonda's blog, My Life at Arnold's ran a story about Mark and his his Great Great Great Grandfather's pictures of the S.S. Normandie shot in the 1930's I thought, wow how incredible would it be to see those pictures!
I was super excited to get invited to a gallery show in Mark's studio to view them, blown up and projected onto the wall the old pictures were stunning. Amazing even.
And if you've never seen Mark's work before check out his website.
Between that and Lisa Phillips Beysiegel on the floor below showing her work Mark told me the art on the second floor is from a group of Miami Oxford University students.
Mark's father's camera. What passed for a pocket camera back then? A Voigtlander Vitessa, the cool thing about this camera is that the film advance and shutter cocking are operated with a plunger rod.
The pictures of the Normandy, shot on its maiden voyager with a large format camera on glass plate negatives.
Strolling around the space and KA-POW!!!!
The man himself, Mark Byron