Of Irish and German descent, Mark grew up between London, Dublin, and Germany, studied Economics at Trinity College Dublin and Trier in Germany. After graduating, he worked as an analyst for AIG for 5 years. It was time for a big change, and after a few interior and beauty assignments, was commissioned by Elle (UK), shooting backstage at the fashion shows in London, Paris, New York and Milan. Over the past 15 years he has travelled extensively shooting lifestyle photography (food, interiors and portraits) for US and European magazines as well as commercial clients. He has shot for some of the best food magazines in the world (Gourmet, Food & Wine, Food Illustrated) and worked with international chefs (Marco Pierre White, Heston Blumenthal, Tyler Florence, Patrick Guilbaud). In addition, he has shot lifestyle stories for Conde Nast Traveller, Departures and Travel & Leisure.