Mark Seymour – Observational Documentary Photographer
Mark Seymour is the first professional photographer in the UK to be awarded a double fellowship and master craftsman for documentary photography, setting the standard for this photojournalistic genre.
Although documentary photography has many guises; reportage, photoessay, photorealism to name but a few, Mark has established his unique style of observational documentary photography. Mark chronicles moments and events with people at the heart of his photography. Natural and candid, compelling, story telling images.
Mark uses layering techniques and dynamic angles to capture the decisive moment. His work is also recognisable for the fine art quality of chiaroscuro in his editing, heavily contrasting black and white, intensifies the emotions within the picture.
Mark travels around the world working with Nikon as an ambassador to lead documentary street photography training workshops and in 2016 in association with The Hope Foundation and Virgin Money, Mark staged a successful exhibition of his Indian street photography to raise awareness and funds for the charity.
Mark’s latest exhibition, to be held at London Gallery Andipa, covers the emotional story of his father’s last years following a diagnosis of dementia, in a series of uncompromising and honest photographs that drew attention from the world’s press and social media, including appearances on Sky News with on-line articles with the Daily Mail and the BBC.
‘Shoot The Street’ is more than a collection of Mark’s observational street photography, this website provides you with a chance to explore Mark’s various personal, street and exhibition projects, to find out more about training with Mark. A selection of Mark’s work is available in limited giclee fibre based prints of the finest quality produced with the UK company Loxley Colour.