Mark Velasquez

Jul 23

A never-published image of Miss Kacie Marie the night we met in her South Philly home. Read about what happened that night and see more images from that night and the five years since in my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that I have exclusively shot of Kacie Marie!Order yours today while they are still available!

A never-published image of Miss Kacie Marie the night we met in her South Philly home. Read about what happened that night and see more images from that night and the five years since in my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that I have exclusively shot of Kacie Marie!

Order yours today while they are still available!

Jul 22

More rarely seen images of Miss Kacie Marie now available in this special edition book!
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LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLETOnly 29 copies left! I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.Order yours today while they are still available!

More rarely seen images of Miss Kacie Marie now available in this special edition book!

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LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLET
Only 29 copies left!
 
I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.

Order yours today while they are still available!

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Jul 21

I now have an ETSY shop! I’ve started with just a few images on there for now, but if you have found a photo of mine on Tumblr or Facebook you’d like to see up on there, please let me know. Thanks!

I now have an ETSY shop! I’ve started with just a few images on there for now, but if you have found a photo of mine on Tumblr or Facebook you’d like to see up on there, please let me know. Thanks!

Another never-published image of Miss Kacie Marie now available in this special edition book!
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LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLETOnly 32 copies left! I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.Order yours today while they are still available!

Another never-published image of Miss Kacie Marie now available in this special edition book!

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LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLET
Only 32 copies left!
 
I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.

Order yours today while they are still available!

Jul 19

"There must be more to life than this…"
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Model: Kalani

"There must be more to life than this…"

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Model: Kalani

sheikyerboouti said: Fantastic. Keep it up.

I’m trying, thanks for the vote of confidence.

And thank you all for the many notes I get here to my Tumblr. I try not to post many of them because it seems a bit vain and silly to me, but just know that each and every one is appreciated immensely.

Jul 18

In appreciation of shape and form, 2014

In appreciation of shape and form, 2014

Jul 17

"Kacie amongst the trees," a never-published image now available in this special edition book!
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LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLETOnly 40 copies left! I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.Order yours today while they are still available!

"Kacie amongst the trees," a never-published image now available in this special edition book!

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LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLET
Only 40 copies left!
 
I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.

Order yours today while they are still available!

Jul 16

LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLETOnly 40 copies left! I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.Order yours today while they are still available!

LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLET
Only 40 copies left!
 
I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.

Order yours today while they are still available!

Jul 15

"I don’t sleep, I dream…”-Model: Tiffany Helms/Lady Sensuality

"I don’t sleep, I dream…”
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Model: Tiffany Helms/Lady Sensuality

Jul 14

LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLETOnly 50 copies available!! I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.Order yours today while they are still available!

LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLET
Only 50 copies available!!
 
I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.

Order yours today while they are still available!

Jul 13

The human body, with all its weaknesses, anomalies, and countless variations, is still in my perception the most perfect of machines. Prized, sometimes worshiped, and always surprising, this form that makes us walk, laugh, and breathe is a wonder of biology. It is poetry in motion, both fluid and clutzy depending on the operator, and always worth studying.
People ask me why I take photos of people. “Isn’t it difficult? People are so hard to work with! Other people complicate things!” Yes, sure, of course. But that’s the fun of it.
Getting a stranger to relax, bare their souls and their bodies, capturing a truly vulnerable and natural moment, this is what I love. Strangers become friends, friends become muses, and those muses can become fresh strangers again in front of the lens. Every moment changes both the subject and the photographer.
Sometimes my hope wains, I get frustrated and tired and concerned about wasting my life. I may never make money from my photography, but I will never stop creating images. It is not a profession, it is an obsession, and one that I will continue to enjoy as long as I can.

The human body, with all its weaknesses, anomalies, and countless variations, is still in my perception the most perfect of machines. Prized, sometimes worshiped, and always surprising, this form that makes us walk, laugh, and breathe is a wonder of biology. It is poetry in motion, both fluid and clutzy depending on the operator, and always worth studying.

People ask me why I take photos of people. “Isn’t it difficult? People are so hard to work with! Other people complicate things!” Yes, sure, of course. But that’s the fun of it.

Getting a stranger to relax, bare their souls and their bodies, capturing a truly vulnerable and natural moment, this is what I love. Strangers become friends, friends become muses, and those muses can become fresh strangers again in front of the lens. Every moment changes both the subject and the photographer.

Sometimes my hope wains, I get frustrated and tired and concerned about wasting my life. I may never make money from my photography, but I will never stop creating images. It is not a profession, it is an obsession, and one that I will continue to enjoy as long as I can.


”I can still hear him calling ‘Baby, baby, baby…’All night long…”-
Model: Kalani


”I can still hear him calling ‘Baby, baby, baby…’
All night long…”
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Model: Kalani

Jul 12


The Censorship Project came from a simple idea: if a woman’s natural form is so offensive to the corporate world, women might as well begin censoring themselves. Over the course of several months, women eagerly joined the project. By the end, I had taken portraits of one hundred women that represented a mix of races, careers, and political affiliations with ages ranging from 18-54. There were proud virgins, a set of twins, a grandma, dozens of mothers, and even a woman who was nine-months pregnant.I find that now is an even more relevant time to republish the series in it’s entirety. Over the next week or so I’ll be posting them all here to my Tumblr to remind myself that nothing has changed.

The Censorship Project came from a simple idea: if a woman’s natural form is so offensive to the corporate world, women might as well begin censoring themselves. Over the course of several months, women eagerly joined the project. By the end, I had taken portraits of one hundred women that represented a mix of races, careers, and political affiliations with ages ranging from 18-54. There were proud virgins, a set of twins, a grandma, dozens of mothers, and even a woman who was nine-months pregnant.

I find that now is an even more relevant time to republish the series in it’s entirety. Over the next week or so I’ll be posting them all here to my Tumblr to remind myself that nothing has changed.