Good photos are like jokes, if it needs to be explained then it isn’t that good at all. Photos are one of the best creations in the world. It only showcases one scene, one person, one place, or one event, but as soon as it is looked at, it invokes a lot of emotions, feelings, sensations, thoughts, ideas and a plethora of things that a simple photo may bring. No wonder, a lot of people are falling in love with this form of art. Regarded as the most expensive form of art, photography is the act of producing an image through a device and allowing people to see things beyond what was captured. No matter how beautiful a place or a person is, if the awareness of light, color and texture isn’t there, then the beauty is lost the moment the shutter is pressed. It takes one good photographer to capture the beauty of things with the right light and the right emotions.
One man who has carefully studied photography for thirty years is Dr. Mark Antman. Though that prefix suggests that he is a doctor, he is only called as such because he has attained degrees in biology and chemistry from the prestigious University of New York. Aside from that, he is a full-blooded, true-blue genuine shutterbug at heart. Though he took medical courses, he still went on to become a professional photographer and later a businessman of his own photo studio in his hometown Woodstock, New York.
Mark Antman is the kind of photographer who has discovered his love for taking images in the earlier years of his life. He was seven years old when he had his first camera, and since then he could not take his eyes off its peephole, literally. Wherever he is, he brings his camera with him and takes photos. He brought this passion with him until he went off to college. He became the resident photographer of their school paper and pursued this career right after his college graduation.
As soon as he was out of the university, Mark Antman fled to Europe where he worked as a freelance photojournalist for ten years. He also did commercial, editorial, wedding, and portrait photo shoots for different people and companies. Going back to New York, he builds his own business with a new friend and now, Image Works is the most popular and biggest photo studio in New York.
It is indeed true that passion takes a long way. True enough, taking photographs are not easy and you must have a complete balance of all the elements. However, with dedication, love for his craft and willingness to learn independently. Mark Antman captured the perfect formula in leading a successful career in the field where only a few people make a name in.