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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Author Portrait - Mark Walters

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Shooting environmental portraits on location is arguably my favorite assignment as a photographer and a recent session with author Mark Jerome Walters was a nice reminder of the joy of this type of collaboration. A communications professor at the University of South Florida, Walters is a rare amalgam of journalist, veterinarian and communications professor. I worked with him two years ago on a shoot promoting his research into modern plagues for a magazine article and when he completed his recent book on communications for medical professions, he asked me to capture an author portrait for the back cover.


Medical imagery is often clean, hygienic and sterile and a nursing building proved to be an ideal scene-setter for the portrait collaboration. The soft, clean background with patient benches worked well to define Mark and the thrust of his new book. I was honored to be involved and look forward to future creative partnerships.

For more information on his books including his most recent "Seeking the Sacred Raven: Politics and Extinction on a Hawaiian Island" can be found on his Amazon page.

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