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Reflections by Mark Brodkin

Mark Brodkin

Toronto, ON - Canada

Description

Mark Brodkin was born in Toronto, Ontario. Following a career in law and finance, including several years on Wall Street, Mark began his journey as a landscape and travel photographer.

Since 2009, in pursuit of his images, Mark has traveled through Canada, the United States, Egypt, Morocco, Japan, Iceland, China, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, India, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan and Turkey.

Mark’s work has been featured on Conde Naste Traveler, Vanity Fair, and Outdoor Photographer. He has won several awards including 2014 Photograph of Year from the Toronto Star.

Artist statement

When I take a photograph I am reminded that I am a small part of an enormous world. I am forced to look outward and to calm the relentless introspection that is such a prevalent part of my everyday life.

My work is a reflection of the incredible beauty I see in the world. My process begins when I have a strong emotional connection with my subject. It is my desire to create images that convey these emotions to the viewer. I go to great lengths to find incredible colour and composition in nature, often hiking many miles and waiting days to get the perfect light and conditions.

When my work is going well, I am filled with a sense of excitement. I always work alone, often early in the morning. When people see my work, I'd like them to feel an emotion as powerful as the feeling that prompted me to stop and capture the moment.

My work is a collection of images captured during my many journeys to some of the most incredible places on our planet. Strong and powerful architecture in New York City, Hong Kong, Rio De Janeiro and Sydney. Breathtaking natural phenomenon in Death Valley, the Atacama Desert, Iceland, the Great Barrier Reef and Antelope Canyon, endless roads in Utah, lonely motel signs the Mojave Desert, ancient ruins in Cambodia, enigmatic places of worship in Peru, inspiring sunsets in Vietnam, rugged Outback in Australia and spiritually uplifting cities in India.

Journeys of solitude and reflection that I share with my photographs.
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