"I’m a huge art hound and go to museums and galleries all the time and find so much of what I see to be thin and insufficient. And I keep thinking, we as a species have not changed all that much in the last couple thousand years, and what we need from art, that sense of transcendence, companionship and awe — that need hasn’t changed. And it’s not especially satisfied in me by a square of carpet with a few marbles thrown on top."

Michael Cunningham, author

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Sadly, I find this to be incredibly accurate to my own point of view. Sure, things like that square of carpet might be meaningful to some people, but I am not one of them. I’ve studied art history, I know why the current art world is the way it is, the egos and movements, the meaning of the white-on-white painting and why Yoko Ono should get more respect than she does, but that doesn’t mean I have to personally enjoy it all.

Okay, I’ve ranted enough for the day. What are your thoughts?

"Just a perfect dayYou made me forget myselfI thought I was someone elseSomeone good…”—
Model: Jesslyn

"Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
I thought I was someone else
Someone good…”

Model: Jesslyn

"Can death be sleep, When life is but a dream…?”
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Model: Cherish

"Can death be sleep,
When life is but a dream…?”

Model: Cherish

"I ripped the rules up, said 'I love you' on day three.”Model: Jesslyn
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I’ve been listening to the Mike Doughty album THE QUESTION JAR SHOW  a lot lately. If you don’t know it, you really should.

"I ripped the rules up, said 'I love you' on day three.”

Model: Jesslyn

I’ve been listening to the Mike Doughty album THE QUESTION JAR SHOW a lot lately. If you don’t know it, you really should.

godlovesbacon asked: fuck, Fuck, FUCK! Mark you need to stop, the last one of Jacs is so beautiful it hurts.

Ha, thanks. Jacs makes it all too easy, I just click away while she creates her own magic.

And yes, sadly I often think of stopping my photography, but creativity for me really is an addiction. I guess it’s far healthier than say, meth or something.

lovessnowboarding asked: Hi Mark, I just wanted to tell you that I think you are incredibly talented. I'm sure you hear that a great deal, but I thought it couldn't hurt to hear it once more. I especially love your work with Brooke. I have a special place in my heart as she reminds me of myself when I was younger. I worry about her, but don't want to pry. So, perhaps you can keep an eye out for her as you continue working together.? Thank you for sharing your gifts with us and keep them coming!

Thank you so much, I am always honored to hear people enjoy what I do. So often I fear I am toiling away in obscurity and upon my death these hard drives will be found, kind of like with Henry Darger, except y’know, not as creepy.

As for Brooke, she’s a sweetheart. She is a hippie/free spirit who is still learning about herself, as we all do in our early 20s. I believe in her immensely, I trust she will be just fine, but I’ll do what I can to help her where I can.

Thanks again!

"I accepted with a gentle tongueNo words spoken, no need to speak…”-Model: Jacs Fishburne

"I accepted with a gentle tongue
No words spoken, no need to speak…”
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Model: Jacs Fishburne

"If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,But make allowance for their doubting too…”
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Model: Miss Kacie Marie

"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too…”

Model: Miss Kacie Marie

"Here comes the womanWith the look in her eyeRaised on leatherWith flesh on her mind…”—
Model: Miss Kacie Marie

"Here comes the woman
With the look in her eye
Raised on leather
With flesh on her mind…”


Model: Miss Kacie Marie

(Source: nsfwmagazine)

"And as long as it’s talking with youTalk of the weather will do…”

"And as long as it’s talking with you
Talk of the weather will do…”

"My arms miss youMy hands miss you…”
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I’m revisiting some images from a few years ago, a lot of people have never seen these shots. Let me know what you think.
Comments/Questions?

"My arms miss you
My hands miss you…”



I’m revisiting some images from a few years ago, a lot of people have never seen these shots. Let me know what you think.

Comments/Questions?

Just because things might get messy doesn’t mean they aren’t necessary.

Just because things might get messy doesn’t mean they aren’t necessary.

Stormy Weather
"I’m lovin’ this! Isn’t it exhilarating?!" she screamed. 
"NO!" I screaming in response with as much of a sarcastic smile as I could muster. She continued to speak, but I couldn’t hear her over the thundering waves, fierce wind, and chattering of my teeth, so I just kept clicking away.

Stormy Weather

"I’m lovin’ this! Isn’t it exhilarating?!" she screamed. 

"NO!" I screaming in response with as much of a sarcastic smile as I could muster. She continued to speak, but I couldn’t hear her over the thundering waves, fierce wind, and chattering of my teeth, so I just kept clicking away.

(Source: nsfwmagazine)

"There is something burning in my heart Spreading like a forest fire.” 
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Model: Jacs Fishburne

"There is something burning in my heart
Spreading like a forest fire.”

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Model: Jacs Fishburne

"She flies lonely,And cries only,For loversAnd lies…”—Model: Jesslyn

"She flies lonely,
And cries only,
For lovers
And lies…”

Model: Jesslyn