Today we’d like to introduce you to Mark Brennan.
Mark, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
When I left the Marine Corps after my 4 years, I had no idea what I was doing. I worked several dead-end jobs, tried school, even worked for the greatest baseball team. Nothing fit me right until I decided to buy a camera. I began shooting cityscapes and long exposures around Boston, but quickly started to add weddings, real estate photography, and other paid gigs to my resume.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I generally focus on digital photography but have recently began to shoot video as well. I’m not much of a wordsmith so I leave the “talking” to my art. I try and capture each moment how I see it or how I WANT to see it. I want people to see the whole image, not just the subject.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
In a way I think it is harder to survive as an artist these days. Sure, there are many ways to showcase your work, but that’s a two-way street. For every new artist joining a social media platform there are dozens of others doing the same thing. But Boston, among a growing number of cities, has started to embrace the artist/diy culture. From the Greenway Open Market to different studios hosting open houses, artists are having more and more opportunities to show off their work in person.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I post the majority of my work on Instagram @mbrennan613 and also on my website www.mbrennanphotography.com. On my website is a page to purchase prints, with a large variety of mediums to print them on.
- Website: www.mbrennanphotography.com
- Phone: 7813995967
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/mbrennan613
All images are my own